ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday cleared the ambiguity by stating that the judgment in high treason case against former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf case was not reserved as carried out by a section of media.

This was stated by a three-judge bench comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan hearing the case.

Justice Khawaja remarked that the bench would hear the proceeding of the case on day-to-day basis and would like to provide equal opportunity to the all litigants in the case to argue.

Moving one step closer to putting the former military dictator on trial for treason, the government on Thursday had appointed a four-member FIA committee to investigate him for subverting the constitution.

Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan informed the National Assembly that the committee had been constituted to probe treason charges against Musharraf.

During the course of proceeding at the apex court today, Malik Qamar Afzal, counsel for Musharraf, wished to make oral submissions. However, the bench directed him to file a written submission in a formal application.

Later, the bench was informed that Attorney General Munir A. Malik was busy in case before Bench 1 and thus he would not be available during the course of the day.

The case was subsequently adjourned till July 3.

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Alikulikhan
June 28, 2013 9:37 pm

What's the hurry. It appears the judges have received clear instructions from CJP overnight. How can one possibly expect these judges to give a fair deal to the dictator.

Zack Paki
June 28, 2013 9:43 pm

These judges are biased and their hearing of these cases is like the fox guarding the hen house.They are simply out for revenge and not concerned with justice. The truth will come out in the judgement. If they only rule on the basis of the 2007 act then we'll know justice is not done. If they follow the constitution then they will have to rule that 1999 should also be added since the 17th amendment was nullified by the parliament. But how will they do this knowing their Chief Justice will also be implicated in treason charges if the fill article 6 is enforced?

pakistani
June 28, 2013 10:16 pm

first of all 'the honourable' chief justice be put on trial for taking oath as pco judge under musharraf. he must stop acting pious and answer the nation why he did that. btw, don't understand why left lied about his son's business. he's no different than the corrupt politicians and his profession would make him lead the list. so much for the 'justice' in Pakistan.

pathanoo
June 28, 2013 10:35 pm

This Dog & Pony show will end with Musharraf taken ill all of a sudden and allowed to go abroad for treatment and never to return. CASE CLOSED!!!!!

Khalid
June 28, 2013 10:40 pm

Wonderful news. Finally we will have a brave, patriotic, intelligent, articulate chief of the armed forces being dragged in courts implicated in a treason case and the very person who ordered diversion of a passenger plane full of Pakistanis (including women and children) without any care or consideration, is the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Sign of a true democracy.

marghoobahmedsiddiqui
June 28, 2013 11:23 pm

All other cases have been decided and now Supreme Court has nothing to hear except Musharraf case. Excellent and efficient court of Pakistan.

Muneeb
June 29, 2013 1:30 am

Media should act responsibly, why is the court forced to come forward and clarify the hasty-breaking news syndrome mindset of our irresponsible media?

Although, Gen. Musharraf committed wrongs during his tenure but pushing him against the wall might not be in the best interest of the incumbent government and democracy in general. He should be given a safe passage out and allowed to lead an imposed exiled life, let the history be the best judge!

malick
June 29, 2013 1:46 am

I appeal to remind honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan that a fresh notice should be served to new government to arrange and implement the order of SC over Asghar Khan case.

Syed Ahmed
June 29, 2013 4:38 am

What treason? Musharraf did not Abrogate nor Subvert the Constitution in Oct 1999 nor in Nov 2007, he neither perpetrated Treason. Both politico and the judiciary are trying to befool the public. Musharraf enforced Emergency in 3rd Nov 2007, and held the constitution in Abeyance, meaning, put aside temporarily certain Articles. At that time Musharraf held both positions of President and the Chief of Army Staff. Original Article 6, operative in 2007, was not attracted. The amended Article 6, which has no retrospective effect cannot to applied on Musharraf.

salisha baksh
June 29, 2013 4:56 am

the department of head ought to set precedent and not play mickey mouse or cat and mouse with the pakistani people. no one should be above the law. certainly he subverted the constitution and should be held accountable. this is what a true democracy does. no one is safe with musharaf allowed to roam its only time he will have is venom spewing. just sit back and watch this tamasha in court. sharif will be the ultimate looser in this if musharaf is not tried for the abuse of power as an army general and as a dictator governing body. wrong then wrong now. its simple as that.

aleem
June 29, 2013 9:37 am

Judiciary all set to settle scores with Musharaf. They will try & frusterate him by adjournments. Case might take years to be conclusive. Accused will have the right to appeal. The case will go on & on. Typical Pakistani judicial proceedings in the offing.

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