Musharraf treason case: Court to announce verdict on Nov 28

Musharraf treason case: Court to announce verdict on Nov 28

Islamabad (Web Desk): A special court on Tuesday reserved its verdict in high treason case against former president retired General Pervez Musharraf.

According to details, the court will announce the verdict on November 28.

A three-member bench comprising the chief justice of the Peshawar High Court and the head of the special court, Justice Waqar Seth conducted hearing of the case.

During today’s hearing, neither the plaintiff nor the government was represented. Musharraf's lawyer was also not present at the hearing either.

The court, after taking a recess of half an hour, announced that it had reserved its decision, which will be announced on November 28.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against Pervez Musharraf over the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007 by the former president.

Earlier this year, the head of the prosecution, Mohammad Akram Sheikh, tendered his resignation. In his resignation letter sent to the interior secretary, Sheikh expressed his inability to proceed with the case after the imminent change of government at the centre.

Akram Sheikh was appointed as the head of the prosecution in the case in November 2013, by the then-PML-N led government.

Musharraf was indicted in the case in March 2014 after he appeared before the court and rejected all charges.

In March 2016, the former president left for Dubai for medical treatment after the Supreme Court (SC) ordered to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

The special court declared the former president as a proclaimed offender and ordered the confiscation of his property owing to his no-show.

Later, Musharraf's passport and identity card were also cancelled on the order of the top court.