Musharraf will not appear in court on Jan 6

Source: ET

Former president Pervez Musharraf is unwell and will not appear in court on January 6, Musharraf’s advocate Ahmed Raza Kasuri said on Sunday.

Speaking to Express News, Kasuri said a request will be submitted in the court, seeking exemption for Musharraf from personally appearing before the bench.

The 70-year-old was taken ill and rushed to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi on January 2 as he was being transported under heavy guard to hear treason charges against him at a special court in Islamabad.

The former military ruler is due to appear in court on January 6 and face treason charges under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and detaining judges of the superior courts.

It is the first time in Pakistan’s history that a former military ruler has been put on trial for treason.


Categories: Asia, Pakistan

2 replies

  1. Instead becoming emotional try to understand the matter. it is not just PM rather will be a very long list for trial. Civil and military brass know it. It looks some back door understanding has developed. Change of route from court to hospital and that too in the presence of already deployed police, rangers and elite corp on new route speaks of some understanding between civil and military elite. Better for both parties PM leaves the country. Old cases be buried. See in the future. Now military brass has become conscious and may not make any such attempt in future. In present scenario this is the better option failing which will cause bigger damage to the country. Hope sanity will prevail amongst all.

  2. The appearance of PM in the courts on 6th January 2014 needs to be seen in the larger picture. The process of “exposure” both at the international plane and the within Pakistan, which started when Wikileaks hit media channels, is still going on. The system within Pakistan, “Madame Democracy, Westminster style” has been corrupted by the ruling elite of Pakistan to suit their selfish agendas. The true faces behind this charade have to be unmasked through a process, lest we make “martyrs out of culprits”.

    As such it is important for Pakistan and Pakistanis that the Commando President stays back in Pakistan and the courts are compelled to unmask the true culprits which has brought so much bad name to Pakistan.


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