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Special Court hears treason case against Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: Special Court headed by Justice Faisal Arab resumed treason hearing against former military ruler Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday.

According to ARY News, defence counsel Anwar Mansoor in his arguments before the three-judge bench said that a plea has been filed to rectify the court's decision as it earlier mentioned that the accused did not want to appear before the court. He said his client wants to appear before the court but due to certain reasons could not do so. 

Justice Arab responded to the counsel that if it is said the accused did not want to appear before the court due to security concerns it implied that he did not intend to do it.

The counsel said that he had said earlier that he would require time to consult with his client.

Anwar Mansoor arguing over the appointment of the government prosecutor said that the prosecutor has been linked with the prime minister and his partiality is conspicuous. 

He said that the role of a prosecutor was  to assist the court, not to seek punishment.

Government prosecutor Akram Shaikh said that the lawyers of Pervez Musharraf using delaying tactics in the case.

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