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Special Court hears treason case against Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: The counsel of Pervez Musharraf resumed his arguments in the special court in Article-VI case against the former president, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

The bench comprising of three high court judges headed by Justice Faisal Arab of Sindh High Court.

Charges were framed against Pervez Musharraf in the last hearing of the case on March 31st. The court had framed five charges of the violation of the constitution against the former military ruler, who denied all charges.

Musharraf's counsel Barrister Farogh Naseem in his arguments said that under the international law a single person could not be declared accused in the case and asked the court to issue notices to the people who were consulted over the notification of November 3, action.

The counsel asked the court for action against the violators of the constitution from the year 1956. Justice Faisal Arab responded that the matter not comes in the jurisdiction of this court.

The counsel said that the dissent note of the FIA inquiry officer, Hussain Asghar, was not included in the challan and pleaded to the bench for ordering release of the inquiry report and the note of dissent of the official.

Barrister Farogh Naseem asked for announcement of the court decision over the plea about appointment of the prosecutor. He asked for announcement of the decision about prosecutor before recording statements of witnesses.

Justice Faisal Arab said that the decision over the defence side's plea over the prosecutor will be announced on April 18.

The venue of the hearing has been transferred from the National Library to Federal Sharia Court (FSC) Room number six.

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