ISLAMABAD - An application has been filed in the Supreme Court on Monday with the prayer to order the federal government to apprise about the progress of the investigation in treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf.
Petitioner Abdul Hakeem Khan Kundi sought initiation of treason case against Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution. The apex court on July 3 this year disposed of various petitions, which demanded Musharraf be tried under high treason for imposing emergency in the country on November 3, 2007 with the observation that the federal government will proceed as per undertaking of June 26, 2013 and will conclude the investigation without unnecessary delay.
The federal government had constituted a four-member team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe treason charges against the former military chief. According to media reports, three months have passed but no considerable progress has been made in the investigation.
Hakeem Khan stated in his application that their petitions were disposed of with observation that federal government would not delay the process of the investigation but several months had passed since then yet the federal government was unable to complete the investigation process. "Furthermore the head of the investigating committee Qamar Zaman has been appointed chairman NAB hence the committee has become dysfunctional," he added.
The applicant said in the interest of justice, the immediate appointment of the head of the investigation was legal and factual requirement of the moment. Kundi requested the SC to direct the federal government to immediately appoint the head of the investigating committee and conclude the process of investigation against Pervez Musharraf without further delay.
The federal government is also directed to apprise the SC regarding the progress of the investigations conducted so far.
He also pleaded the court to direct the government to place on record its ECL order about Musharraf.