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Court forms judicial commission to record Musharraf’s statement

ISLAMABAD: A special court on Monday ordered formation of a judicial commission after former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf declined to record his statement via video link in high treason case. The commission will go abroad to record Musharraf's statement in accordance with Section 342 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Former president has been out of the country since March 2016. The lawyer informed a special bench comprising Justice Yawar Ali, Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Nazar Akbar seized with a…

LHC seeks govt’s response in treason case against Nawaz, Abbasi

LAHORE: Two former prime ministers - Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi - and journalist Cyril Almeida on Monday appeared before the Lahore High Court (LHC) in a treason case.  A three-judge bench of the LHC, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, took up a petition seeking registration of a high treason case against former premiers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and journalist Cyril Almeida. At the outset of the hearing, Justice Naqvi asked where was Nawaz Sharif and if he has turned up, to which the former…

Interior Ministry receives resignation of Musharraf treason case prosecutor

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry on Saturday received the resignation of lead prosecutor, Muhammad Akram Sheikh, in the high treason Musharraf case. On July 31, prosecution head Mohammad Akram Sheikh had tendered his resignation in the treason case against ex president and chief of army staff general (r) Pervez Musharraf. He has apparently resigned from the case because of personal reasons. A new prosecutor will be appointed by the new government. Akram Sheik was made the lead prosecutor in Pakistan Muslim…

LHC rejects petitions seeking treason case against Nawaz

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday rejected petitions seeking initiation of treason proceedings against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his controversial statement on Mumbai attacks. Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza on Wednesday had reserved the verdict regarding maintainability of the petitions filed by General Secretary Pakistan Awami Tehreek Khurram Nawaz Gandapur and another by Chairman Pakistan Zindabad Party Aftab Virk Advocate. The high court, in its verdict, directed the petitioners to move the…

Petitions seek ‘treason case’ against Nawaz for controversial statement

LAHORE: Following Nawaz Sharif's controversial yet veiled admission of Pakistan's role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a number of petitions are being filed from different parts of the country seeking action against him under treason charges. A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court arguing that the comments of Nawaz about Mumbai attacks in his interview with a leading English daily were parallel to treason with the state. Nawaz Shairf deliberately gave a controversial interview to malign the image of Pakistan,…

Treason case registered against Hussain Haqqani

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday registered a treason case against former Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani over his alleged anti-state statements, ARY News reported.  Haqqani, who is at the center of the Memogate scandal, was booked under Section 120-B, 120-A, 121-A 123-A of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) by the Preedy police. Advocate Moulvi Iqbal Haider filed a complaint seeking registration of a case against the former diplomat for allegedly committing heinous crimes by endangering the solidarity,…

Pervez Musharraf to return to Pakistan, face trial: APML

ISLAMABAD: Former military ruler and APML chairman General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has decided to return to Pakistan and face cases against him in courts, ARY News reported on Friday.  All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) secretary general Muhammad Amjad told media today Pervez Musharraf will return to country in April and will face all the cases against him including a treason case being heard by a special court. Amjad added that Musharraf has summoned a high-level party meeting in Dubai on March 21 to discuss his…

PM spokesman denies Musharraf’s claims

ISLAMABAD: A spokesman of the Prime Minister's Office has rejected former army chief General Pervaiz Musharraf's claims in an interview regarding his departure from Pakistan and his tensions with Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. In a statement Spokesperson of the PM House categorically denied the comments made by ex-army chief Pervaiz Musharraf during an interview. Musharraf in his interview had claimed that his differences with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif started when the premier told him to remove two serving major…