Court issues notice to Interior Ministry for failing to provide Musharraf’s assets details

RAWALPINDI: Special court has issued show-cause notice to Interior Ministry for not providing details of assets of former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf in treason case, reported Tuesday.


A bench of a special court which was headed by Justice Mian Mazhar Alam Miankhel and comprised of Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali heard the case against former president.

During the hearing, Miankhel said that there was no need of counsel for the defense after the court declared Musharraf, an absconder.

Justice Miankhel remarked that Interior Ministry is the petitioner however, no details have been provided in the matter so far.

The court, besides Interior Ministry, also issued notice to Federal Investigation Agency and summoned details of Musharraf’s assets once again.

At this point, Musharraf’s counsel, Ahmed Raza Kasuri observed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the petitioner in the case and wants his client to ‘pay’ for sending him out of Pakistan.

The court rejected Interior Ministry’s unconditional apology, extended by its legal representatives in the court and adjourned the hearing until July 19.

The former president is facing a case for violating and subverting Constitution by proclamation of emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.

It should be mentioned here that Supreme Court had allowed Musharraf to travel abroad earlier and he is currently in Dubai.


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