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SC accepts petition seeking registration of treason case against Musharraf; his nomination papers for NA-139 Kasur rejected

SC accepts petition seeking registration of treason case against Musharraf; his nomination papers for NA-139 Kasur rejected

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Supreme Court of Pakistan has fixed hearing date of a petition seeking registration of treason case against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry would hear the petition on Monday (April 08).

The petition was filed by High Court Bar Rawalpindi President Taufeeq Asif. The Supreme Court on Friday constituted a three-member bench to hear treason charges against the former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

It was prayed in the petition that Pervez Musharraf should be tried under Article 6 for abrogating the constitution of Pakistan.

The petitioner further said that the Supreme Court had directed the federal government to take action against Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution but it has not acted upon the SC’s order till now.

The court has also fixed the petition of Maulvi Iqbal Haider pending from 2010 for initiating action against Parvez Musharraf. The court at the last hearing had given him 10 days time for hiring a lawyer because he himself is not allowed to enter in the Supreme Court.

On the other hand the court will also hear the plea of former Lahore High Court Bar Association Rawalpindi Bench Sheikh Ahsanuddin in which he has requested the court to order federal government for appointment complainant officer against Musharraf for initiating high treason proceedings.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal submitted an application in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), seeking rejection of nomination papers of former president Pervez Musharraf.

In his plea, Ahsan Iqbal said that Pervez Musharraf was not eligible to contest elections under Article 62, 63 of the Constitution. He said that Pervez Musharraf had abrogated the constitution twice and imprisoned judges.

It was said in the plea that Pervez Musharraf is required to the missing persons commission, Benazir Bhutto murder case, Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case and Lall Masjid incident.

It was prayed in the application that Pervez Musharraf should not be allowed to participate in the elections until the case against him are decided.

Meanwhile, Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers for NA-139 Kasur have been rejected.

Advocate Javed Kasuri had raised six objections over candidature of the former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

After hearing arguments of Advocate Javed Kasuri, returning officer Muhammad Saleem declared Pervez Musharraf ineligible to contest elections under article 62 and 63 of the constitution.

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