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Musharraf fails to appear in hearings again

ISLAMABAD: Former President Pervez Musharraf failed to appear in the hearings of Judges Detention Case and treason case on Friday (today).

ATC Judge Ateeq-ur-Rehman heard the Judges Detention Case in Islamabad. Musharraf failed to appear in the hearing today despite the orders of the court.

The judge expressed anger and asked that why the accused did not come to the court on which defence lawyer said that his client was absent in the hearing as he is ill.

A petition was filed pleading the court to grant permanent exemption from the hearings due to his illness and security reasons.

On the other hand, Special Court resumed the hearing of the Article Six trial against Musharraf in Islamabad today. A three member bench, headed by Justice Faisal Arab, heard the case.

In the hearing, Prosecutor Akram Shaikh pleaded the court to give them time to abide by the court orders. He informed the court that a letter has been sent to the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) to provide the statements of witnesses and documents.

In the hearing yesterday, Special Court had ordered the prosecution to provide complete documents of the case to the counsels of defence.

The court has given prosecution time till Wednesday to present the statements of the witnesses to Musharraf's counsels and adjourned the hearing till 3rd June. 

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Musharraf fails to appear in hearings again

by Raza Haidery