Petition filed in LHC for Musharraf’s high treason trial

Last Updated: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 12:51

Lahore: Yet another petition seeking registration of a high treason case against former president General Pervez Musharraf has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

The petition filed by an advocate Ilamuddin Ghazi requested the court to register a case against Musharraf on 15 different counts.

The petition states that Musharraf had violated his oath as an Army officer by acting against the country’s Constitution and leading a coup to topple a democratically-elected government.

In his petition, Ghazi also urged the court to prosecute Musharraf for removing judges of the superior judiciary in November 2007 and announcing ‘emergency’ in the country.

Ghazi also accused the former general of ordering the registration of false cases and torturing lawyers, The Daily Times reports.

In his appeal he also blamed Musharraf for planning and executing the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, and ordering the killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Ghazi requested the court to direct the federal government to lodge a case against Musharraf under the Article 06 of the Constitution.


First Published: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 12:51

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