Govt requests for initiation of treason case against Musharraf


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government has submitted a petition in the special court to initiate hearing of a case of high treason against former dictator Pervez Musharraf. An application in this regard has been submitted by the Federal Interior Secretary in the office of registrar Abdul Ghani Soomro of special court in Islamabad. The application submitted that a case may be initiated against the former dictator under article six of the constitution for abrogating the constitution of the country by imposing emergency on 3rd November 2007.

His return to Pakistan in March was far from the triumphant occasion he had hoped for.

He was barred from contesting the general election, which was won convincingly by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the man he ousted from power in 1999, and was hit with a series of criminal cases dating back to his rule.

Earlier last month Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan broke, out of the blue, a jaw-dropping story about hisgovernment’s decision to formally prosecute former president General Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution.