ISLAMABAD- The special court in its order of today's proceedings of treason trial against former president General (R) Pervez
Musharraf said, that Justice Faisal Arab didn't quit the bench and the judges left the courtroom over the remarks of the defence lawyer.
The bench in its written order said that Pervez Musharraf should be produced before the court on March 31 hearing. The order further said that Justice Faisal Arab didn't quit the bench but stopped the court proceedings. Justice Arab left the court hearing after the defence lawyer's allegations of bias to the court. The act of the Justice created an impression that he has recused himself from the case.
The special court in its order also rejected the defence side's plea for amendment in its March 14, 2014 decision. The court also maintained in its order of the arrest warrants of Musharraf and his production before the court on March 31, 2014. The order has been signed by all three judges of the bench.
The former president's lawyers during the hearing said that Akram Sheikh should not be allowed to speak on the case until the court announces its verdict regarding his appointment. Justice Arab responding to the demand said the prosecutor will be allowed to
speak in the court. To which Musharraf's advocates said that they were not happy with the bench and blamed it of partiality.
Justice Arab told the defence lawyers if they were not satisfied, the bench was also not happy and could not hear the case in this situation. After these remarks, he left the courtroom. The remaining two judges of the bench also followed him.