Prosecutor in Pervez Musharraf case says he is receiving threats

Last Updated: Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 23:56

Islamabad: The prosecutor appointed by the Pakistan government for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf`s treason trial on Saturday claimed "secret agencies" were threatening him and his family to dislodge him from the case.

Akram Shiekh, a lawyer considered to be close to the ruling PML-N and known for his right-wing views, told the media he would continue as the prosecutor despite the threats.

"I respect secret agencies but they should be aware that their cases are also in courts," he said. He added he was not scared of anybody except God.

"I will plead the treason case against Pervez Musharraf come what may," he was quoted as saying by Geo News.

The government has formed a special court to try 70-year-old Musharraf for treason for imposing emergency in 2007. He skipped the first two hearings convened by the court, citing security concerns after explosives were found near his home.

While being driven to the third hearing on Thursday, Musharraf had a "heart attack" and was admitted to a military hospital in Rawalpindi.

Shiekh claimed Musharraf`s vehicle was diverted to the military hospital from the route to the special court after a "phone call". He did not give details.

He said doctors should produce Musharraf`s blood sample to "reveal the facts".

First Published: Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 23:56

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