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Pakistan

GEO URDU
February 17, 2015
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Special court adjourns Musharraf treason case till March 25

Special court adjourns Musharraf treason case till March 25
ISLAMABAD: The two member bench of the special court, comprising Justice Yawar Ali and Justice Tahira Safdar, on Tuesday adjourned hearing of former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf treason case till March 25 on the request of his counsel.

During proceedings, Justice Yawar Ali questioned lawyers whether federation has challenged Special Court order to include co-accused former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, then law minister Zahid Hamid and former chief justice Abdul Hameed in the matter or not.

Musharraf’s counsel Faisal Chaudhry answered that the special court’s decision was not challenged by the government in accordance to his knowledge.

Barrister Sharjeel member of the prosecution team said that Shaukat Aziz, Zahid Hamid and Abdul Hameed Dogar have filed the petition(s) in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Faisal Chaudhry said that the case was also being tried in the IHC hence the hearing should be adjourned till its decision.

Justice Faisal Arab could not head the bench due to his oath taking ceremony as the new Chief Justice of SHC.

Earlier in the day, Justice Ather Minallah of the IHC had adjourned the hearing seeking the federation and Musharraf’s replies in three weeks.
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