ISLAMABAD: A local court exempted former president Pervez Musharraf from appearing in Abdul Rasheed Ghazi murder case today, ARY News reported on Saturday.
Additional sessions judge Wajid Ali, however, turned down the plea for a permanent exemption.
The complainant's counsel Tariq Asad pleaded to the court for transfer of the trial to the high court building. He argued that Pervez Musharraf can be summoned to the court after proper security arrangements.
The defence counsel argued in the court that his client faces serious security threat and sought exemption from appearing in the hearing.
The court granted Musharraf exemption for today, while the plea for permanent exemption was dismissed. The judge adjourned the hearing until May 3rd.