Published On: Wed, Dec 25th, 2013
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Musharraf challenges appointment of special panel of judges, prosecutor in high treason case

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ISLAMABAD: Former President Pervez Musharraf has challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC) appointment of special panel of judges and prosecutor in high treason case against him.

Two petitions have been filed on behalf of former president in IHC in this regard on Monday. Dr Khalid Ranjha counsel for former president filed the petitions.

In previous petition Pervez Musharraf had challenged his trial by special court and Justice Noor ul Haq Qureshi had heard this petition. Now two more petitions have been submitted by Pervez Musharraf.

Through first petition the appointment of 3 judges of special panel has been challenged. The appointment of Prosecutor Akram Sheikh and prosecution team has also been challenged on the plea that these appointments are illegal and unconstitutional. Justice Noor ul Haq heard these two petitions.

Khalid Ranjha argued that former president could be proceeded against under army act only and no proceedings can be initiated against him under article 6 of the constitution. No army chief can be tried by special court, he contended.

He further argued that November 3 step was not taken by Pervez Musharraf alone but it was taken by him under the consent of the cabinet and advice of the then prime minister.

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