ISLAMABAD - A local court Friday deferred the hearing of bail plea of former president Pervez Musharraf in the murder case of Ghazi Abdul Rashid and his mother Sahiba Khatoon, till November 4.
The court also put off the trial of Musharraf in the murder case till November 11.
Additional district and sessions judge Wajid Ali conducted the hearing while Ilyas Siddiqui advocate appeared before the court on the behalf of Musharraf while Tariq Asad advocate and Wajihullah advocate represented the complainant of the case Haroon Rashid.During the hearing, Tariq Asad advocate the counsel of the complainant alleged that the police had destroyed all the evidence and subsequently declared Musharraf ‘innocent’ in the murder of Ghazi Abdul Rasheed in haste.
The counsel said that he wanted to provide more evidence before the court, adding that a case as important as this should not be handled in this manner.
He requested the court to postpone its decision on the former military ruler’s bail plea so that he may present more evidence before it. Asad referred to the statement of an additional witness, saying he wanted to present his arguments on that. Advocate Wajihulla argued that police did not included post-mortem report of the deceased in the challan of the case. On the other hand, Musharraf’s counsel Ilyas Siddiqui requested the court to decide on the bail plea today and said his client should not suffer on account of the lack of preparation on part of the complainant’s lawyer.
Later, the court put off the hearing of the bail plea till November 4.
Similarly, Musharraf’s trial hearing could not be held and it was adjourned till November 11 since the judge had not received a notification for the former president’s jail trial in this case.
The judge said the jail trial could not commence until a notification was received in this respect.