Published On: Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
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Rs 20.501m fee to lawyers of high treason case paid by govt so far, NA told

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ISLAMABAD: A sum of Rs 20.501 million fee has so far been paid to government lawyers engaged in High Treason case against former President General (R) Pervez Musharraf, Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told National Assembly on Wednesday.

In a written reply to the question of Shafqat Mehmood of Pakistan Tehrik- e-Insaf (PTI) the minister said a sum of Rs 10.50 million fee has been paid to 12 member prosecution team and Rs 10 million to 11 member constitution team.

Giving details of fee paid to Prosecution team he said the head of legal team Muhammad Akram Sheikh senior advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan has been paid only Rs 999 as fee. Naseer ud Din Khan Nayyer advocate has been paid Rs 5 000 000. Sardar Asmatullah advocate, Tayyab Jafri advocate and Ishtiaq Ibrahim advocate have been paid Rs 1 000 000 each. Barrister Natalya Kamal advocate, Barrister Sajeel Sheryar, Mian Moazzam Habib and Ch Hasan Murtaza Mann have been paid Rs 500 000 each as fee. Likewise, Faraz Raza advocate and Muhammad Haider Imtiaz advocate have been paid 250 000 each.

Giving details of fee paid to 11 member constitution team he said Tariq Hassan advocate, Ch Muhammad Ikram advocate and Ishtiaq Ibrahim advocate have been paid Rs 100 000 each as fee. Nasir ud Din Khan Nayyer advocate, Natalya Kamal advocate, Barrister Sajeel Sheryar advocate and Chaudhry Hasan Murtaza Mann advocate have been paid Rs 500 000 each as fee. Fara Raza advocate and Muhammad Haider Imtiaz advocate have been paid Rs 250 000 each as fee.

And Barrister Sharjeel Adnan Sheikh advocate did not get any fee as member of prosecution team and Barrister Muhammad Raheel Kamran advocate and Naeem Qureshi advocate was not paid any fee as members of constitutional team.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said implementation on the death penalty had been stopped until there was a discussion held between President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Nisar further said there were no mercy petitions pending over the death penalty.

According to the interior minister, five kidnapping for ransom cases took place in the federal capital during one year.}