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SC to hear treason case against Musharraf on day-to-day basis

June 28, 2013
The apex court also cleared the ambiguity by stating that the judgment was not reserved as carried out by a section of media. – File Photo by AP
The apex court also cleared the ambiguity by stating that the judgment was not reserved as carried out by a section of media. – File Photo by AP

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.