Treason case: Pervez Musharraf moves SC against arrest warrant

Ex- army chief (retd) Pervez Musharraf on yesterday moved the Supreme Court looking for a remedy against the arrest warrant of the Special Court trying him in the high treason case under Article 6 of the Constitution. 4 legal representatives of Pervez Musharraf submitted 2 applications against the Federation of Pakistan through the secretary and the Special Court established under the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1976 via its Registrar.

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The counsels for Pervez Musharraf, Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada, Anwar Mansoor Khan, Dr Khalid Ranjha and Faisal Chaudhry, submitted the first application under Article 184(3) of the Constitution expressing that their client was aggrieved by the Special Court order of January 10, 2014. The Special Court on January 10 called Pervez Musharraf via a short order and ruled, “We therefore direct the accused to appear before the court on January 16, 2014, failing which appropriate orders in this regard shall be passed.”

However, the Special Court had also released the arrest warrants of ex- military chief Pervez Musharraf on January 1 to February 07. Challenging the order of the Special Court on the summoning of Pervez Musharraf, the counselors said that their client was aggrieved by the Special Court order of January 10, 2014, being contrary to the law and the Constitution.

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