The objections against the formation of a special court to hold the treason trial raised by the former military ruler had no legal status, according to the verdict announced by the court.  — File Photo
The objections against the formation of a special court to hold the treason trial raised by the former military ruler had no legal status, according to the verdict announced by the court. — File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday announced the detailed verdict over the intra-court appeal filed by former president of Pakistan Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf against the formation of a special court to try him for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution, DawnNews reported.

The court rejected the three pleas submitted by the former military strongman while announcing a detailed 11-page ruling over the issue.

In his plea the applicant had stated that the notification regarding the formation of a special court should be cancelled as it was not in accordance with the Constitution and law of Pakistan.

The objections against the formation of a special court to hold the treason trial raised by the former military ruler had no legal status, according to the verdict announced by the court.

Earlier on December 19, the court had reserved its verdict after the completion of arguments, without giving any time for the announcement of the verdict.

The government had announced on Nov 18 that Musharraf would be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution for to conspiring against the 1973 Constitution by declaring emergency and overthrowing the superior judiciary in November 2007.


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sabeeh omer
Dec 26, 2013 06:47pm

Great! Now let the trial court give an appropriate ruling for Musharraf's crime.

kamran
Dec 26, 2013 07:35pm

When is the CJ open cases against retired CJ?

Mohammed
Dec 26, 2013 07:37pm

Is it that Nawaz has thrown the ball into the laps of judiciary, to malign the judiciary if they convict Musharaf.

mohi
Dec 26, 2013 07:39pm

CJ Saheb - Is Musharaf the only guilty person in the whole of Pakistan?

kamran
Dec 26, 2013 08:15pm

No justice in Pakistan.

Syed Ahmed
Dec 26, 2013 09:32pm

Might is right judges decision. Should be accepted.

Syed Ahmed
Dec 26, 2013 10:06pm

Kangaroo courts. Benazir knew their character much before.

bkh
Dec 26, 2013 11:23pm

When some one makes a serious mistake of judgement, person has to pay the price for it. Blair, Bush and the Iraq War. Former president Musharraf provided himself on a plate to his political adversaries. A serious mistake of judgement. He will pay the price by conviction on all counts and then pardoned by the President of Pakistan as a matter of clemency.

Appeal to UNO or other such Organisation will only succeed in getting him pardoned. That will be done by the president of Pakistan to appease the word anyway.

Saad
Dec 27, 2013 02:04am

Mr Musharaf - We are Pakistanis - don't expect fair decision from us. We like and elect corrupt politicians only.

Butt
Dec 28, 2013 09:14pm

Only appeals from corrupt politicians are accepted in Pakistan.

waseem
Dec 29, 2013 07:00pm

There are only two angels in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and Zardari.