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High treason case: Musharraf declared proclaimed offender

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ISLAMABAD: A special court on Wednesday declared former president Pervez Musharraf proclaimed offender in a high treason case, ARY News reported.

The court also sought records of all, properties owned by Musharraf.

Mr. Musharraf was formally charged in March 2014 with treason for imposing emergency and the Provisional Constitutional Order on November 3, 2007.

Guarantor of Musharraf, Rashid Qureshi appeared before the court today. He also deposited Rs 2.5 million on court orders.

The Federal Investigation Agency official informed that Mr. Musharraf was abroad hence could not appear before the court.

The Special Court in November 2015 had ordered re-investigation into the Musharraf treason trial case and also ordered that ex-Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and former Chief Justice of Pakistan Abdul Hameed Dogar be also investigated.

The Special court had also directed that former Law Minister Zaid Hamid be probed in the treason case.

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