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High treason case against individual, not institution
 
 
 

Special Prosecutor in high treason case Muhammad Akram Sheikh on Monday categorically stated that the case was not against any institution and was only against an individual.
Addressing media outside the National Library after the hearing of Special Court proceedings in a high treason case under Article 6 against former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, he said that Musharraf had led the best and the fearless force in the world and now he must face the trial in the court courageously.
"Musharraf wants to involve a prestigious institution in the case. I must say that the case is against an individual and not an institution. He should come and face the trial alone," Akram Sheikh stated.
He was of the view that Musharraf was admitted in a hospital which was only run by the Army and nothing else.
"A person cannot seek hide out in AFIC (Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology) and he has to appear before the court," Sheikh remarked.
When Akram Sheikh was asked that why he was in such haste to get a decision on the case, he replied that the case was deliberately lingered upon by the Mushrraf's lawyers team otherwise it could be decided in 5 or 6 days.
He went on saying that earlier many applications were rejected by different high courts and that was why the respondents went in Intra-Court Appeals (ICAs) and expressed the confidence that the same would be the result of these ICAs.
Responding to another question regarding threats to him, Sheikh replied that he had been practicing law from 42 years and would not come in any pressure.
He expressed the confidence that Musharraf would not run away from the country until the case against him was decided.
When asked whether the government had confidence over Special Court's proceedings, Akram Sheikh reposed full confidence over court.

 
 
 
 
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