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Musharraf treason case: Special court orders to include co-accused in case

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Musharraf treason case: Special court orders to include co-accused in case

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The special court formed to try the former President Pervez Musharraf for high treason on Friday ordered that the names of co-accused should also be included in the high treason case.

A three-member bench of the special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar announced the judgment on Friday on a plea filed by the former president, seeking his acquittal in the high treason case as well as to involve co-accused in the case.

In its order, the court said that names of former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, former Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar and former Law Minister Zahid Hamid should be incorporated in the case.

It directed the federal government to submit a response in this regard within the next 15 days.

The court also directed the federal government to again register the case after the inclusion of the names of three co-accused.

Justice Faisal Arab said that the decision to this effect was taken on majority basis.

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