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Special Court rejects Musharraf's appeals in "treason" case


Friday, 07 March 2014   19:46:39

Special Court rejects Musharraf's appeals in "treason" case

 ISLAMABAD, March 7 (APP): The Special Court trying former President Gen
(retd) Pervez Musharaf under high treason act on Friday rejected his petitions regarding the bias of judges and formulation of bench.
 The former President would be indicted on March 11, who has been ordered
to appear in person before the court and charges would be read out during the proceedings.
 The three-member court headed by Justice Faisal Arab resumed hearing of
the case and observed that Musharraf's petitions were not on merit.
 In three separate applications, Musharraf had challenged the authority
of special court to hear a treason case, the appointment of judges for the trial and nomination of prosecutor general.
 Musharraf's lawyers had argued that the court has been set up against
the law and legal demands and without federal cabinet's approval, and that the trial court judges are 'biased and partial'.
Later, the court adjourned hearing till March 11.