Pervez Musharraf terms special court formation unlawful

Deccan Chronicle.  | Shafqat Ali

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The petition said that the formation of special court for the trial was unconstitutional.

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad: Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Saturday challenged formation of a special court in Lahore High Court, which conducted his trial under the charges of high treason.

Mr Musharraf’s counsel, Khawaja Tariq Rahim, filed petition in the High Court. The federal government and others have been made defendants in the petition.

The petition said that the formation of special court for the trial was unconstitutional.

“No permission taken from the federal Cabinet for initiating trial against Pervez Musharraf,” according to the
petition.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif constituted the special court on his own discretion, petitioner said.

The appointment of the prosecutor of the special court and other process was also unlawful, the petition further said.

The petitioner requested the court to summon complete record of the proceedings of the special court and to declare the constitution and proceedings of the special court as unlawful.

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