Published On: Mon, Nov 20th, 2023
Published in Category: Islamabad

CJP led 4-member larger bench of SC hears cases of Pervez Musharraf tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD: A four-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Qazi Faizisai will hear the cases of Pervez Musharraf on November 21 (Tuesday). It should be noted that according to the written order of the Supreme Court, appeal is the right of every criminal. It is unfortunate that the appeal is scheduled for hearing after 3 years and 8 months. . In its order, the Supreme Court (SC) said that despite the chamber orders, the appeal was not scheduled against the objections and the petitioner died, no additional attorney general and senior lawyers present in the court objected to the scheduling of the appeal. Pervez Musharraf's appeal against the registrar's objections is allowed. The written order further stated that according to Pervez Musharraf's lawyer Salman Safdar, he is in touch with his widow and children. The hearing on the appeal against Pervez Musharraf's death sentence will be held on November 21. Supreme Court, while approving Musharraf's appeal for hearing, said in its order that according to Pervez Musharraf's lawyer, the Registrar objected to the appeal, against which the appeal was filed in the chamber of former Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial. The judge asked the chamber to file the case in a larger bench, but after that the case was not fixed and Pervez Musharraf died. It has been said in the decree that President Pervez Musharraf's lawyer referred to the right of appeal in the constitution. All the parties in the case were asked that no one objected to the appointment of Musharraf's appeal, no party including the Additional Attorney General raised any objection. It is regrettable that despite the order of the judge in the chamber, the appeal has not been fixed till date. According to the court order, the appellant or his lawyer cannot be held responsible for the non-fixing of the appeal. No one should suffer the consequences of the conduct of the court, appeal is the right of any convicted person. Miscellaneous applications to fix Musharraf's appeal for hearing are granted. Pervez Mus harraf's lawyer Salman Safdar took a stand that Azhar Siddique and Khawaja Tariq Rahim had tried the case in the Lahore High Court. He will not assist in this decision due to personal reasons. Requested 4 weeks time to take fresh instructions from relatives. On which Chief Justice Qazi Faiz Isa said that you have to take only one instruction whether to follow this appeal or not. The Chief Justice praised Pervez Musharraf's lawyer Salman Safdar for drafting the appeal against his conviction and said that he has read the appeal and it is a good document.