Published On: Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
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Verdict reserved on appointment of prosecutor in Musharraf’s case

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ISLAMABAD: Akram Sheikh, prosecutor in high treason case has alleged before Special Court (SC) that his rival counsel has threatened him of pulling his tongue and gouging his eyes.

A 3-memebr SC led by Justice Faisal Arab took up for hearing petition filed against appointment of Akram Sheikh as prosecutor Wednesday.

Akram Sheikh during the hearing of the case argued that FIA headquarters sent a letter to law ministry for appointment of prosecutor wherein four names were proposed. “ Personally I am neither loyal to Nawaz Sharif nor foe of Pervez Musharraf”, he said.

He said there was no legal or constitutional loophole in the notification about his appointment as prosecutor.

He said if any shadow of suspicion is with the judges about his being biased then he should be separated from the case. “ I still say by dint of my professional experience that this case is of 8 or 10 days”, he added.

He, moreover, said that his statement on the former military dictator’s blood pressure was made in the court and not to any television channels, adding that CDs of his interviews could be viewed and if a bias was evident in any of them then the court could choose to replace him.

Sheikh further said that the trial had yet to begin so it was difficult to reconcile with the idea that the prosecutor’s bias could already be detected.

Reaching the end of his argument, the chief prosecutor said that the complaint and the concerned evidence had been submitted by the federal government and the prosecution had no independent role in it.

The decision over objections regarding the prosecutor has been reserved and the hearing of the case adjourned till today (Thursday).} else {