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Musharraf enters plea for full bench to hear treason case

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 15:52

Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has requested the Supreme Court to constitute a full bench to hear the treason case against him.

Musharraf made the request in his reply submitted to the apex court in the case calling for proceedings against him.

The apex court has been hearing the treason case against the retired general for imposing the state of emergency in 2007.

The reply, submitted by Musharraf’s counsel, Ahmad Raza Kasuri, requested the court to constitute a full bench to hear the case, the Dawn reports.

It also added that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry be not included in the bench, the paper said.

According to the paper, the reply said that the case involved a number of constitutional and legal complications, adding that, Musharraf had taken the step of imposing the November 3, 2007 emergency in the light of previous court rulings.


First Published: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 15:52

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