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Musharraf Trial: Special Court resumes hearing today

ISLAMABAD: Special Court will resume the hearings of the treason case against former President General (Retd.) Pervez Musharraf here in Islamabad on Friday (today), ARY News reports.

A three member bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab will hear the case in the special court.

In the last hearing, Pervez Musharraf appeared in the court for the first time since he was admitted in the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) for a 'heart problem' he suffered on 2nd January.

Pervez Musharraf was presented before the court in tight security. Heavy contingents of Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs) had escorted the former President as he made his way to the court for the hearing of the treason case.

However, he was not charged guilty in the case.

The court is also likely to announce its verdict on shifting the treason trial to a military court.

Earlier, lawyers, representing the former President, had pleaded the court to not hold Musharraf guilty till the judgement on shifting the case is announced. They had also pleaded the court to explain its jurisdiction.

It should be noted that Pervez Musharraf has also challenged the jurisdiction of the Special Court.

Defence Counsel had completed their arguments over the court jurisdictions after which the bench reserved its verdict.

The court will announce the judgement any time today.

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