The registrar office of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday returned former military chief and former President Pervez Musharraf’s challenging his conviction in the high treason case by a special court, citing unavailability of the full bench during winter vacations.
A legal panel comprising Khawaja Ahmad Tariq Rahim and Azhar Siddique had filed the application under Section 151 of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC) in a pending main writ petition of Mr Musharraf under Article 199 of the Constitution challenging all actions starting from complaint of high treason to establishment of the special trial court and its proceedings.
Earlier, Former president and top military official Pervez Musharraf, who was awarded death penalty in high treason case, has challenged the special court’s verdict in Lahore High Court. Pervez Musharraf has argued that the decision was announced in hurry as a case against the formation of special court is already under hearing in LHC.
The former military official further requested the court to issue orders to stop implementation on the sentence by nullifying paragraph 66 of the verdict. The court had sentenced Musharraf to death on December 17 for imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007, adding that it had found him guilty of high treason in accordance with Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
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