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AG submits govt response in SC in Musharraf treason case

AG submits govt response in SC in Musharraf treason case

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): The government on Monday decided to go ahead with the trial of former presidentgeneral (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the Supreme Court on a charge of high treason for abrogating the constitution and imposing emergency rule in November 2007.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja on Monday resumed hearing of petition seeking trial of former military ruler general (retd) Pervez Musharraf under treason charges.

Attorney General Munir A Malik submitted federal government’s stance in the Supreme Court during hearing of petition seeking trial of former military ruler general (retd) Pervez Musharraf under treason charges.

Government’s point of view was submitted in the apex court after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced in the parliament that government has decided to proceed with the treason case against Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution.

The case relates to imposition of emergency by Pervez Musharraf on November 3, 2007.

Treason case will be launched against Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Parliament.

Under the law, the interior secretary has to lodge a complaint against Musharraf under the Article 6 of the constitution and the High Treason (Punishment) Act of 1973 for subverting or abrogating the Constitution.

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