ISLAMABAD: Judges hearing treason charges against former chief Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his challenges against the special tribunal.
Lawyers for the former general had challenged the constitution of the court and appointment of judges, accusing them of bias against Musharraf, who appeared in person before judges for the first time last month after repeated delays.
Lead judge Faisal Arab said after the hearing that the three-member tribunal panel had dismissed Musharraf’s objections.
The judges have set March 11 as the date to indict the former general, who was ordered to appear in person to hear the charges being read out against him.
He was first ordered to appear before the tribunal on December 24, but has missed repeated hearings since then due to bomb scares and health problems that saw him complain of a heart ailment.