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Anti-terrorism court established in Islamabad


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Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.—Photo by AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Federal Ministry of Law and Justice issued a notification on Friday for the establishment of an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in the capital city, Islamabad, DawnNews reported.

According to the notification, sessions judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi has been given the charge of the ATC.

Sources said that the anti-terrorism court was established for hearing the judges’ detention case pertaining to the illegal confinement of 62 judges by former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf after he declared a state of emergency in the country in 2007.

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Apr 19, 2013 11:48am
the situation in pakistan is now worse than his regime :) he was perfect at his time to rule over pakistan :)
Raheem Uddeen
Apr 19, 2013 12:13pm
He did not have any right to rule the country at any given time. He must be tried in not just one case but so many other cases as well including selling off his fellow country men to USA for sake of a few hundred dollars that he himself admitted in his own book....
Mushtaq Ahmad
Apr 19, 2013 12:41pm
Musharaf-Musharaf-Musharf---- Media should now let Musharaf go and pick on other problems
Habib Rahman
Apr 19, 2013 03:59pm
Just five years ago, Pakistan was one of the fastest growing country in the 138UN member states with 7% GDP growth (ZAIDI), low inflation of 6.6% for fy01-o8, low deficit of 4.3% and FDI of 5.4B$ (NAUMAN) with 62 rupees to a dollar and got rid of IMFas compared to 2.5% GDP and only 500 million dollars FDI with massive corruption during the PPP led govt.It is shame that the ppp govt went back to IMF and the next govt has to go to IMF again to prevent default.It will further depreciate inflation, raise taxes and cut back on sobsidies which will increase inflation , unemployment and violence and make the life of the man on the street even more miserable.All the civilian govts failed to deliver on their promises, it only benefited the politicians to write off their debts and misappropriate developing funds.It was the ppp and PML-N govts that ruined the economy.
Apr 19, 2013 04:24pm
Mushraf is a great honest and sincere man of Pakistan other than nothing else.