LHC Chief Justice to head special bench hearing Musharraf’s treason case

LAHORE: A new special bench has been constituted today to hear a treason case against former military dictator General(R) Pervez Musharraf; this time being headed by Lahore High Court Chief Justice Yawar Ali.

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According to Newsone the Sindh High Court judge Justice Nazr Akbar has also been included in the special bench.

Last time, Justice Yahya Afridi excused himself from hearing the treason case against ex-President causing the bench to disintegrate.

In a separate development, on Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan gave orders to former President General(R) Pervez Musharraf to appear before the apex  court by tomorrow 2 PM, as already the apex court had already assured the latter that he will not be arrested.

Three member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar today remarked “He [Musharraf] should come [to the court] if he is a commando,” remarked the chief justice. “Like politicians, he should not keep claiming he will return.”
The apex court on June 7 had ordered the former president to appear before court and assured he would not be arrested upon appearance. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had said the apex court would pass an order ensuring authorities to not arrest Musharraf before his appearance in court.

Last Thursday, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar quashed PHC verdict on the petition filed by Musharraf’s counsel.

The verdict of PHC barred Musharraf from contesting elections in 2013.

Musharraf is facing treason case under article 6 of the constitution and has been called upon absconder owing to his no-show before the courts.

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