Court reserves verdict on presence of Musharraf, his indictment
ISLAMABAD: The special court hearing Article-6 case against Pervez Musharraf on Friday reserved its verdict about production of the former military ruler in the court and his indictment, ARY News reported.
Defence lawyers informed the court that the former president could not appear in the court due to security concerns. They also argued that charges could not be framed against Musharraf in his absence.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab earlier, waiting for the former military ruler Musharraf to appear before the court who has been admitted at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC).
The court hearing the case relating to treason charges against the former military ruler.
Anwar Mansoor, Pervez Musharraf's lawyer, submitted a plea in the court requested for his client's exemption from the hearing today in which he is likely to be indicted.
The counsel also demanded screening of security personnel posted for Musharraf's security.
The prosecution said that for indictment presence of the accused is not necessary.
Justice Faisal Arab directed the lawyers of Pervez Musharraf to inform the court after consultation with their client whether charges be framed against him in his absence. The court announced 30-minute break in the hearing.
The special court later reserved its verdict about production of the former military ruler in the court and his indictment.