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

ISLAMABAD: In the judges’ detention case, the special anti-terrorism court (ATC) of Islamabad on Saturday extended the judicial remand of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for 14 days, DawnNews reported.

Judge of ATC’s special court Kausar Abbas Zaidi heard the case.

During the hearing, the court was informed that Aamir Nadeem Tabish was appointed as the new public prosecutor of the said case.

Furthermore, Musharraf’s counsel Ilyas Siddiqui informed the court that Advocate Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam Ghumman, plaintiff of the case, had announced his decision to withdraw his petition but had not submitted a written notification to the court.

Subsequently, the court extended Musharraf’s judicial remand to 14 days and adjourned the hearing to June 1.

While talking to the media, the newly-appointed public prosecutor Tabish said that the announcement by the case’s plaintiff, Ghumman to withdraw the case is merely limited to the media.

Moreover, he said that the court shall take due action after it received an official notification from Advocate Ghumman in regard to his withdrawal of the case. He added that he had requested the court to give him time for preparing his defence.

Comments (6) Closed

Deendayal M.Lulla May 18, 2013 08:56am
The advocate should have informed the court in writing,about his decision to withdraw the case. Musharraf's fate should not go the way that of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Justice should be done to Musharraf. What about action against the lawyers,who indulged in violence outside Rawalpindi High Court?
marghoobahmedsiddiqui May 18, 2013 07:27pm
Let us see if Judge accepts Mr. Ghumman;s withdrawl application or continues taking revenge from an innocent person.
Zee Paki May 18, 2013 07:28pm
I don't understand. The plaintiff announces the withdrawal of the case and Dawn's headline is the extension of the remand? Should the headline not be this case is about done? Or is it they don't want it over so they can keep milking the story?
N.P. May 18, 2013 12:24pm
Rock on President Musharraf! Allah is with you and so is the silent majority of Pakistan.
Cobrajock May 18, 2013 11:33am
Don't you all think they have played this game long enough.
RAW is WAR May 18, 2013 09:14am
Now the tables are turned. Nawaz Sharief is the President and Musharraf is prisoner.