Pak court adjourns hearing in Musharraf extradition case

A Pakistani court adjourned till March 29 the hearing of petitions seeking the extradition of former President Pervez Musharraf and the registration of case of high treason against him for imposing emergency in 2007.

Updated: Mar 25, 2011, 22:40 PM IST

Lahore: A Pakistani court on Friday adjourned
till March 29 the hearing of petitions seeking the extradition
of former President Pervez Musharraf and the registration of
case of high treason against him for imposing emergency in
2007.

Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh of the Lahore High Court
put off the case after Deputy Attorney General Muhammad Ilyas
appeared in court and sought an adjournment as government
lawyer handling the case was not available.

The counsel for the petitioners opposed the request
and contended that many adjournments had been sought in the
case on the same basis. The judge agreed with the petitioners`
counsel and rejected the request for adjournment.

AK Dogar, counsel for one of the petitioners, started
his arguments but could not conclude them. The court directed
Dogar to continue his arguments at the next hearing on March
29.

The court is hearing two petitions filed by lawyer
Ilamuddin Ghazi and Aziz Ahmad Awan. Ghazi has levelled 15
allegations against the former military ruler, who is
currently living outside Pakistan in self-exile.

Ghazi alleged Musharraf had dissolved an elected
parliament without "any cogent reason just to save his own
skin".

PTI