ISLAMABAD- The Special Court today ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to provide the investigation report to former president Pervez Musharraf by May 14, 2014 in the high treason case.
The three-member bench of the Special Court headed by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali Khan, heard the case against the former president Pervez Musharraf. They accepted Musharraf's counsel Barrister Farogh Naseem's request for the provision of FIA's inquiry report. The special court had reserved its verdict over the defence counsel's demand on April 28, 2014.
During today's proceeding, the court ordered the FIA to provide the relevant inquiry report to Musharraf and said that it was the legal
responsibility of the prosecution to provide the investigation report and other relevant record to the defence lawyers. During the last hearing, Barrister Farogh Nasim withdrew the two petitions relating to section 6-A of the Special Court Act-1976. He submitted that section 6-A of Special Court Act-1976 had expired and his petitions in that regard may kindly be returned and added he would be presenting his reservations verbally. At his moment, prosecutor Akram Sheikh on objection said that the defence counsel on the one hand was taking back the petitions and on the other continuing his arguments.
Barrister Farogh Nasim prayed to the court not to further proceed in the case until the ruling on the handing over to him a copy of the FIA report announced. He said he would finalize his future strategy in the light of the court's decision and hastily added that it should not be perceived that the trial proceeding were being delayed because of him. Later, the court approved the withdrawal of petitions that stated the law under which the accused indicted was superseded by 1981 Ordinance.