CJP directs Musharraf to record his statement under Section 342 in treason case

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar  directed former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to record his statement under Section 342 of the criminal procedure code in the treason case against him.

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The chief justice’s remarks came as he headed a bench hearing the case related to National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), passed by Musharraf in 2007.

As the hearing went under way, Musharraf’s counsel Akhtar Shah submitted a reply regarding the former president’s return to the country and said, “I request the bench to keep my client’s illness confidential.”

 

Musharraf’s counsel then urged, “If it is necessary for Musharraf to return then he should be allowed to visit a doctor and his name should not be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).”

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