Co-accused trio in Musharraf treason case get stay

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday suspended the order of the special court that directed the federal government to include former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, former federal minister Zahid Hamid and former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, as co-accused in the treason case, ARY News reported.

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After their nomination as co-accused in the case, the trio had filed a petition in the IHC seeking withdrawal of their names from the treason charges.

The special bench had issued orders in the case on November 22. Musharraf defence team was led by counsel Farogh Nasim.

The court had directed the federal government to “submit amended or additional statement as well as statement of formal charges…against the then prime minister, the then federal law minister i.e. who held office on November 3, 2007 and Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar as co-accused within a fortnight”.

The hearing of the case will begin in early February.

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