Musharraf treason case: SC annuls special court’s verdict to include co-accused

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Friday reverted an order of special court about collective trial of all accomplices in imposition of November 3, 2007 emergency.


The apex court declared the Special Court’s verdict of directing re-investigating the role of former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, ex-Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, null and viod in Pervez Musharraf treason case.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Tariq Masood and Justice Tariq Pervez announced the verdict reserved on the petition filed by former CJP Dogar, challenging the IHC refusal to hear his plea against the verdict of the Special Court in the high treason case.

Announcing the verdict today, the SC remarked that signature of former president Gen. (retd) was present on the documents pertaining to imposition of emergency on November 03, 2007 in the country.

The court maintained that the federation considers Musharraf solely responsible for proclaiming emergency in the country, adding that including co-accused was job of the federation and not the court. The court directed to complete the trial immediately without any delay.

A three-member Special Court, headed by Justice Faisal Arab, on November 27, 2015 had issued directives to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a report after investigating the role of various facilitators in imposition of November 3, 2007 emergency in the country, including former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar and the incumbent federal minister for climate change Zahid Hamid.


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