NewsOne reported: Amid tight security measures, former president Pervez Musharraf appear in Special Court to confront accusations of high treason.
Islamabad’s Red Zone was totally locked as special security force conducted Musharraf to the court from Rawalpindi’s military court where he has been under observation for heart ailment since January 2014.
He was indicted in today’s proceeding by a three-member bench, which resumed hearing of the high profile event.
The tribunal had ordered his arrest over the non – appearance in today’s audience.
Five charges were drawn up against him, which included the imposition of emergency on Nov 3, 2007 as army chief, promulgation of PCO, forcing judges of the superior judiciary to take oath under the PCO, ‘illegally’ assuming authority to amend the Constitution and ‘unlawful’ amendments in the Constitution.
“Whatever I did, I did for betterment of this nation and the country. Served honour to this nation, is it an act of treason? We strove for eight years for development of his county, is it treason?” Musharraf said in response to the allegations.
The accusations of high treason, carry the death judgment of conviction.
The lawyers of the late military ruler plead with the court to let Musharraf visit his seriously ill nonagenarian mother, who is supposed to be ‘critical’ in a UAE hospital.
The 95-year-old Zarin Musharraf was rushed to WW, Wilson Hospital in Sharjah Saturday, in front of her son’s scheduled appearance.
The court adjourned till this evening its judgment over Musharraf’s application to go out from Pakistan. NewsOne