ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) challenged the decision of the Lahore High Court in the treason case of Pervez Musharraf, pleading that the formation of a special court was legitimate.
In its petition, the SHCBA requested the Supreme Court to reinstate the decision to award the death penalty to Musharraf, and stated that the high court had no authority to hear the petition against the special constitutional court.
The petition further argued that the LHC did not properly examine the facts and law, nor did the high court attach any significance to the evidence put forward by the prosecution.
In its decision last month, the LHC had called the formation of a special court hearing of the Musharraf Treason case unconstitutional.
It also ruled that the amended Article 6 of the Constitution, according to which Musharraf had been found guilty, could not be applied in the case ‘ex post facto.’