Islamabad: Pakistan’s Islamabad High Court has issued a written order to stop the verdict of Pervez Musharraf treason case.
The IHC Chief Justice has issued a 24-page written order, in which he states the reasons for closing the ruling of the treason case.
The written decree stated that there are unique, unusual and unprecedented circumstances in the case.
The written order read that the federal government and the prosecution have important roles to play in the treason case. The federal government has full authority to appoint the prosecutor and the prosecution team. A fair trial is also entitled to the prosecution and to the accused.
The IHC’s written statement stated that the federal government only filed the complaint of emergency 2007 rather than the 1999 treachery. “This action further increased the burden of fair trial on the judiciary,” it read.
In addition, the written decree stated that Musharraf cannot be denied the right for defense despite being a fugitive. It further read that the Supreme Court did not prevent the court from ruling on Mush-arraf’s acquittal request. It added that the testimony cannot be recorded if Musharraf is not present....