Pakistan

Treason Case: Defence submits Shaukat Aziz letter

ISLAMABAD: The special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab on Tuesday resumed hearing of treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf, ARY News reported.

The defence team of Musharraf today cross-examined a member of the FIA investigation team Maqsoodul Hassan.

Defence counsel Farogh Naseem submitted a letter of former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in the court, in which than PM had advised Musharraf for the proclamation of Nov 3, 2007, emergency.

Prosecution objected that at this stage of the case a document published in a newspaper could not be produced as evidence.

The court sustained the objection of the prosecution but allowed defence counsels to question the witness over the matter.

Prosecution witness Maqsoodul Hassan when asked about the existence of the summary, in which Musharraf was advised for proclamation of emergency in the country. The witness said that he was unaware about any such summary.

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