The Islamabad High Court Thursday issued its detailed verdict on former President Pervez Musharraf’s pleas against the constitution of special court to try him for treason declaring that the eight objections raised by him have no legal status. Musharraf had raised objections over the authority of the special court, appointment of judges and prosecutor.
In its eleven-page detailed judgement, the court reiterated that the treason case against Musharraf will only be heard in the special court and trial in military court is not possible until certain legal amendments are made.
The special court comprises Sindh High Court’s Justice Faisal Arab, Justice Tahira Safdar of the Balochistan High Court and Justice Yawar Ali of the Lahore High Court.
Musharraf, when challenging the authority of the special court, stated that he was the army chief when he introduced the 2007 emergency and a military court alone could examine his actions.