‘Musharraf treason case verdict unlikely on Dec 17’

ISLAMABAD: Former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer Barrister Salman Safdar on Friday dominated out the chance of a particular courtroom asserting its verdict within the excessive treason case towards his shopper on Dec 17.

The three-judge particular courtroom, which has been listening to the case for the previous seven years, had earlier on Thursday directed the newly appointed prosecution workforce to conclude its arguments on the subsequent listening to scheduled for Dec 17.

Talking throughout ARY Information’ morning programme Bakhabar Savera, the lawyer mentioned there may be unlikelihood of the courtroom asserting its verdict within the treason case on Dec 17. He maintained his shopper isn’t a fugitive from legislation however unwell and present process therapy overseas.

He mentioned the previous navy ruler received’t be handed any punishment within the case.

Earlier, on Dec 6, the particular courtroom had postpone listening to of the excessive treason case on a request by the newly-appointed prosecution workforce that sought time to peruse a prolonged case file and put together its authorized arguments.

Adjourning the listening to till Dec 17 for “the final time”, the courtroom warned it might pronounce its reserved verdict within the case on absence of any counsel within the subsequent listening to.

“This isn’t the primary adjournment because the case has beforehand been postpone for dozens of instances,” it mentioned.

Ali Zia Bajwa, who has been named as a brand new prosecutor to steer the prosecution workforce within the case, mentioned he bought to learn about his appointment Wednesday night. He added he acquired related paperwork vis-à-vis the case final night time and wanted a while to undergo them.

At this, the courtroom mentioned two days are sufficient to learn these paperwork.

The prosecutor maintained the paperwork comprise over a thousand pages. Moreover, he added he’s unaware of no matter transpired within the presence of the earlier prosecutor. He assured the judges that he would strive to not waste the depend’s time.



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