Lahore: The Pakistani government has started the process for lodging a high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf.
Deputy Attorney General Iftikhar Shahid told the Lahore High Court about the latest development on Thursday.
Being authorised to register a high treason case, the interior secretary had been appointed as complaint officer, he said.
Shahid’s remarks came during the hearing of a petition seeking registration of the case against the former dictator for subverting the Constitution twice and ousting an elected government, the Dawn reports.
According to the report, he said the secretary had been given the power through a notification issued in 1994.
Advocate Rana Jamil, the petitioner, had argued that all unconstitutional acts Musharraf fell within the ambit of high treason.
The law officer urged the court to dismiss the petition, saying the grievance of the petitioner had been addressed, the report said.