High treason case: Plea can be submitted in higher court in absence of Musharraf, says Awan
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Babar Awan has said a plea to challenge the special court’s judgement can be submitted in a higher court in absence of Pervez Musharraf in high treason case.
Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad on Monday, he confirmed that there is a judgement on record by Justice Irshad which states that a person can challenge a verdict in a court in his absence.
He said the government will adopt legal procedure in Musharraf’s case. “The government could approach the court against the verdict in high treason case.”
He said that there is no base or possibility of an in-house change. He added that some elements are linking the clash of institutions with Article 66.
Criticizing the PML-N leadership, Babar said that all those who were sick became well upon reaching London. He said the government expects the political leaders facing corruption charges to speak the truth in the courts.
He said the government did not politicize Nawaz Sharif’s health issue. “It is the core committee’s decision to not allow a convicted person to travel abroad.”
He said that the government’s decision to not allow Maryam Nawaz to travel abroad is in accordance with the procedure of law.
He said, “We have to make the parliament a voice of the poor people and not merely a house of speeches.”
Regarding India’s ceasefire violation at the border, Awan said it is merely a subterfuge by India to divert the attention of the people from its internal chaos. “I demand to impose UN Charter’s Article 6 on India over its brutalities and passing the controversial law.”
“Modi has launched a suicide attack on his people.” He said that the international community should take notice of the matter urgently.
He added, “Whenever India will see Pakistan with an evil eye, it will face defeat.”