ISLAMABAD: The legal team of former president General retired Pervez Musharraf stated on Tuesday that the verdict given by special court fails to meet the legal requirements as there was no fair trial in the case.
Addressing a press conference, Musharraf’s lawyer, Salman Safdar, said that the high treason case went for the first time, however, the verdict was given in a hurriedly as they were not heard.
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He further expressed that the basis of prosecution was incorrect. “It was pity not to have a fair trial as it is a fundamental right of every citizen,” he said, adding that all laws were ignored today.
Advocate Safdar stated that Musharraf’s sentence remains a question considering his medical condition. “We will have a detailed look at the verdict, and then will make a decision regarding the matter,” he added. It has forwarded a summary to the federal government for approval.
Earlier, Special court in Islamabad sentenced former president and top military official Pervez Musharraf to death in high treason case.
The verdict was split 2-1 and a detailed verdict will be issued in 48 hours.
Defence lawyer informed that Pervez Musharraf, who is currently residing in Dubai, has been informed about the decision and that he will challenge the special court’s judgment.
Meanwhile, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the special court verdict in the Pervez Musharraf treason case has been received with “a lot of pain and anguish within the rank and file of Pakistan armed forces”.
The DG ISPR statement said that an ex-Army Chief, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee and President of Pakistan, who has served the country for over 40 years, fought wars for the defense of the country can hardly prove to be a traitor.