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Musharraf Trial: Special Court adjourns hearing till 18th February

ISLAMABAD: Special Court adjourned the hearing of the treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf till 18th February here in Islamabad on Wednesday, ARY News reports.

Three member bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab heard the case. Defence Lawyer Rana Aijaz pleaded the court that it should stop prosecutor Akram Shaikh for providing arguments as they have challenged his appointment. The court rejected the plea made by the defence counsel.

Akram Shaikh informed the court that the special court is the appropriate and legal forum for the treason trial against the former president. He added that the case cannot be shifted to a military court as the apex court has outlawed the amendments done in 1977.

Rana Aijaz told the court that Pervez Musharraf cannot appear in the court as he is ill and he should be indicted instead of his client. He added that he will be proud to be sentenced as he was a minister during Musharraf's governance.

The court rejected Aijaz's plea and replied that Musharraf's lawyers do not accept the jurisdiction of the court and request the court to award the sentence on the other hand.

The court adjourned the hearing till 18th february and ordered Musharraf to appear in the next hearing.



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