New bench formed in treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf

12:52 PM | 7 Apr, 2018
New bench formed in treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf
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ISLAMABAD - A bench of special court was constituted on Saturday to resume hearing of treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf, who is living abroad currently.

According to highly-placed sources, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has approved the letter of law minister, stating names of the bench members.

The new bench would be headed by Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Yawar Ali and comprising Justice Nazar Akbar of Sindh High Court (SHC), an official notification in this regard would be issued soon.

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The bench formed in the treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf was dissolved after Justice Yahya Afridi rescued himself from the bench over the objections of Musharraf’s lawyer. The bench comprised Lahore High Court CJ Yawar Ali and Justice Tahira Safdar of the Balochistan High Court as well.

Earlier, last month special court in Islamabad had ordered interior ministry to take steps for the detention of former president Pervez  Musharraf in treason case and provide him security upon arrival in Pakistan.

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The former military ruler was nominated as the sole accused in the high treason case in December 2013. In March 2014, he was indicted in the case by the special court comprising judges of three different high courts, Dunya News reported.