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Supreme Court wants to know why the treason trial against Pervez Musharraf has been delayed

The court was hearing a treason case against the former president

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 7, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Mar 7, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

The court was hearing a treason case against the former president

Pakistan’s top court wants to know the reason why the trial against former president Pervez Musharraf is being delayed.

The registrar of a special court was asked on Thursday to submit a report on the delay in two weeks.

Related: The federal govt has asked the court hearing Musharraf’s treason case to wrap it up soon

A special court was telling the Supreme Court about the progress in the treason case against Pervez Musharraf. The special court has been hearing the case against the former president in which he has been charged for suspending the Constitution in 2007. Musharraf has pleaded not guilty and said the charges are politically motivated.

“Please tell us why the trial hasn’t been completed?” A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, and justices Maqbool Baqar and Sajjad Ali Shah asked the relevant authorities.

The court issued notices to Pervez Musharraf and the federal government. The respondents’ lawyers have been asked to appear in court at the next hearing.

“We will review how to move forward with the trial in the absence of Pervez Musharraf,” the court said.

Justice Khosa remarked that it is said that court sent Pervez Musharraf abroad. He was given the permission by the last government, he added.

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