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Treason trial: Special court summons Musharraf on Dec 24
 
 
 

The special court has summoned former President Pervez Musharraf on December 24 in a high treason case under article 6 of
the constitution initiated against him on the request of federal government.
The trial against Musharraf will be held in the Supreme Court's national library.
The special court has also issued summons for advocate Akram Sheikh after admitting complaints filed by the federation.
A session of the three-member special court including Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court, Justice Tahira Safdar of the Balochistan High Court
and Justice Yawar Ali of Lahore High Court, constituted by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at the request of the government under
the Criminal Law Amendment (Special Court) Act 1976 was held in Islamabad on Friday. The complaint of interior ministry was reviewed in the meeting, said
Registrar special court. The complaint holds the former army chief solely responsible for his decision to impose emergency and abrogate constitution in 2007.
According to reports, the three-member judge bench of the special court, headed by Justice Faisal Arab reviewed the charge sheet filed by the federation against Musharraf.
Earlier, the federal government submitted a petition in the special court to initiate hearing of high treason against former dictator Pervez Musharraf.
An eight-page plea was filed in the office of special court's registrar on Thursday.
The government requested that a case should be initiated against the former dictator under Article-6 of the Constitution for abrogating the constitution of the country by imposing emergency on 3rd November 2007.
The interior ministry had also setup two teams to try former President Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the constitution. The two teams, constitution and prosecution, will be headed by Dr Tariq Hassan and Nasiruddin Khan respectively. Both of the teams will be working under the supervision of advocate Akram Sheikh.
The constitution team comprises 10 lawyers while the prosecution has 11 team members. A notification in this regard has also been issued by the interior ministry.
Meanwhile the charge sheet pressed five charges including November 3 emergency, detention of superior judges and implementation of PCO against Musharraf. The federation will show the details of his orders as proof in the court.
The interior secretary will act as the complainant and authorize the FIA DG to file the complaint, the sources added.

 
 
 
 
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