Special bench constituted to hear treason case against Musharraf on August 20

LAHORE: A Special bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear the treason case against the former president and Army Chief General (retired) Pervez Musharraf on August 20.

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The Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Muhammad Yawar Ali will head the bench. The Bench further comprise of Balochistan High Court’s (BHC) Justice Tahira Safdar and Sindh High Court’s (SHC) Justice Nazar Akbar.

Earlier, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had filed the treason case against Musharraf on the basis of his violation of Article 6 of the constitution with his military coup d’état against Nawaz Sharif’s government in 1998.

Prior to that, in last month, head of the prosecution Mohammad Akram Sheikh offered his resignation. In his resignation letter sent to the Interior Secretary, Akram Sheikh expressed his inability to proceed with the case after the apparent change of government at the Centre.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led government had earlier filed the case against Musharraf in November 2013 and had appointed Akram Sheikh as the head of the prosecution in the case.

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