Pak SC requested to hold Musharraf guilty over treason charges
Islamabad: A petitioner seeking prosecution of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf on treason charges, has requested the Supreme Court to close the doors of military intervention for all times to come by holding the former dictator guilty of subverting the constitution.
Advocate A K Dogar, representing Maulvi Iqbal Haider, referred to the July 31, 2009, verdict which had declared the November 3, 2007, emergency as unconstitutional. He said that the apex court had held in the judgment that Musharraf had failed to abide by his oath of office to protect and preserve the constitution, reports The Dawn.
The judgment had also stated that Article 6 of the constitution, which dealt with high treason , was an "inbuilt mechanism" provided to safeguard the constitution, he said.
Dogar said this would also help safeguard the constitution so that there would be no martial law in future.
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