Pak court orders registration of treason case against Musharraf
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 21:15
  
Islamabad: Acting on a petition that claimed Pervez Musharraf tortured judges who did not endorse the emergency imposed by him in 2007, a Pakistani court today directed authorities to register a case against the former military ruler on charges of treason.

A bench of the Sindh High Court also directed Interior Minister Rehman Malik and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to carry out necessary legal procedures to facilitate the registration of the case against Musharraf on treason charges.

It issued the order in response to a petition filed by a man named Attahullah Shah, who accused Musharraf of imposing emergency in Pakistan in November 2007 without any valid reason.

Shah contended that Musharraf had sacked and tortured senior members of the judiciary who did not endorse the emergency.

He claimed Musharraf's actions resulted in abrogation of the Constitution and this was tantamount to treason.

An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi recently issued an arrest warrant for Musharraf for failing to cooperate with the FIA in its probe into the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto.

The court had issued the warrant after the FIA informed it that Musharraf, currently living in self-exile in Britain, should be declared an absconder for failing to cooperate in the investigation into the assassination.

Musharraf stepped down as President in 2008.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 21:15


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