ISLAMABAD – A particular court docket in Islamabad cancelled former president Gen Musharraf’s proper of defence as a consequence of his continued absence earlier than the court docket within the excessive treason case.
Through the listening to on Wednesday, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Tahira Safdar additionally rejected Pervez Musharraf’s plea for adjournment of the listening to of the case though Musharraf’s counsel Salman Safdar mentioned that the previous navy dictator was “preventing for his life” and was not bodily or mentally able to returning to the nation.
Safdar admitted that he was embarrassed by repeatedly submitting requests to adjourn the case’s listening to, contending that his shopper was quickly reducing weight, and was unable to stroll and used a wheelchair.
Musharraf was having coronary heart chemotherapy due to which his well being had deteriorated, argued the lawyer.
To this, Justice Safdar remarked that the Supreme Courtroom had issued a verdict on this regard, nevertheless, Safdar pleaded that the request be accepted on the premise of compassion.
Alternatively, the prosecutor’s lawyer Dr Tariq Hassan argued that the court docket had given Musharraf the possibility to offer his assertion by way of a video hyperlink, opposing the adjournment.
The court docket rejected the adjournment request by Musharraf’s counsel.
Whereas chatting with the media, Musharraf’s lawyer mentioned that his shopper was unwell and was wheelchair certain.
“If the physician offers him permission, he will definitely come to Pakistan,” he mentioned.
Musharraf is dealing with a treason trial beneath Article 6 of the Structure in addition to Part 2 of the Excessive Treason Act on a criticism moved by the federal authorities.
On April 1, the Supreme Courtroom had directed the particular court docket to proceed with the trial on the subsequent date of listening to (Might 2) and in case the previous president surrendered and appeared earlier than it, he could be entitled to file his assertion.
Nevertheless, the court docket dominated that if he [Musharraf] failed to seem, being a PO (proclaimed offender), the particular court docket was empowered to proceed towards him even in his absence beneath Part 9 of the Excessive Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973.
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