Musharraf's Treason Case Hearing Adjourned till April 24 - The New Indian Express

Musharraf's Treason Case Hearing Adjourned till April 24

Published: 16th April 2014 05:36 PM

Last Updated: 16th April 2014 05:36 PM

The special court constituted to try Pakistan's former president Parvez Musharraf for treason charges Wednesday adjourned its hearing until April 24.

Prosecutor Akram Sheikh, during the hearing, said the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) found evidence only against the former president related to the declaration of emergency Nov 3 in 2007, Dawn online reported.

Sheikh added that the documents contained only Musharraf's signature.

According to the law of Pakistan, the person signing a document is solely responsible for the act and in this case the then prime minister was not notified in advance through any summary of the decision.

After hearing the arguments of the prosecutor, the court adjourned the hearing of the treason case to April 24.

Musharraf has been charged with high treason for suspending the constitution when he declared Emergency rule in 2007.

He assumed power in Pakistan in a bloodless coup when he dismissed the government of then prime minister Nawaz Sharif in 1999.

Musharraf resigned in 2008 as president and went into exile, but returned to Pakistan in March last year to run in the parliamentary elections. However, a court disqualified him from contesting in the general elections held in May 2013.

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