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Court rejects plea for symbolic arrest of Muharraf

ISLAMABAD: Special court hearing  treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf, on Friday rejected the government lawyer's plea for symbolic arrest of the former military ruler, ARY News reported on Friday. 

Chief Prosecutor Akram Shaikh had pleaded to the court headed by Justice Faisal Arab for symbolic arrest of Musharraf, which was rejected by the court. 

The bench in its interim order said that the court has already issued orders for formation of a medical board to confirm the state of health of the former president. The court will give its ruling over appearance of Musharraf in the court, his custody and the objections of prosecution in the context of the report of the medical board, court said. 

Earlier, in his arguments over the legality of the constitution of the special court, defence counsel Anwar Mansoor said that consultation between the Chief Justice and the Prime Minister for nomination of judges of the bench is not required. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry both have personal grudge against former president Musharraf. 

The court adjourned the hearing until Monday.

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