PM Imran Khan summons PTI's core committee meeting

PM Imran Khan summons PTI's core committee meeting

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan summoned an emergency meeting of the core committee of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday to discuss the conviction of former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in a high treason case.

According to reports, the core committee will hold discussions over the developing situation following the special court’s verdict of sentencing former president Musharraf to death in high treason case and the formulation of future strategies.

PM Imran Khan was in Geneva on Tuesday to attend the "Global Refugee Forum" when the special court announced its verdict awarding former military ruler the death penalty for imposing a state of emergency in 2007 and suspending the Constitution.

The three-member special court headed by Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) Waqar Seth and comprising Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court (SHC) and Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court (LHC) announced the verdict it had reserved on November 19.

The verdict was received with 'lot of pain and anguish' by Pakistan Army.

The government had also expressed its reservations over the verdict.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan said that fair trial is right of every citizen of the state as per the article 10 (A) of the constitution but Pervez Musharaf was convicted in absentia. 

He said that the government will not oppose an appeal against the special court’s verdict.

Meanwhile, the core committee of the PTI will also discuss matters regarding army cheif’s extension, the appointment of a chief election commissioner and other members of the electoral body.

The PTI's legal team will brief the members about the extension issue after the detailed verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) in this regard.