ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday in a written statement submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan said that he has reservations over the judiciary and the current government besides his on-going media trial.
Musharraf’s counsel submitted a five-page statement as a three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, headed by Jawwad S Khawaja, began hearing of the treason case against the former ruler.
Musharraf said that despite the fact that his case is in the court, his media-trial is being carried out, adding he has apprehensions that he would not get a fair trial from the current judiciary.
Former military ruler said that current head of the government is a direct affectee of the October 1999 events, adding that Supreme Court’s remarks during the proceedings should not have an impact on the treason case hearing.
He pleaded that the court while announcing its judgment should consider his statement.
Musharraf’s counsel Ibrahim Sati urged the court to have arguments over his client’s statement but Justice Khawaja said: ‘Don’t worry your client will be given full opportunity to defend himself.”
As proceedings progressed, Attorney General Munir A Malik readout a statement of the federation about how it intends to proceed in the case.