Treason case: Musharraf appears before special court, not indicted

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Treason case: Musharraf appears before special court

ISLAMABAD: Former President Pervez Musharraf left the special court without being indicted after he appeared before the special court in Islamabad to face treason charges on Tuesday, while the hearing was adjourned till Friday.

   

The former president was brought to the special court from the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi amid tight security measures as more than 1,000 security officials had been deployed for the security of Musharraf, while the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) had also cleared the special court premises.

Earlier, the special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali formed to try the former president for high treason reserved its judgment on a plea about shifting of his trial to the military court.

During today’s hearing, Musharraf’s counsel Anwar Mansoor said that the former president would appear anytime in the court.

On February 7, the special court ordered the former president to appear on February 18, while Justice Faisal Arab remarked that a non-bailable warrant for Musharraf would be issued if he failed to appear before the court.

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