30.5 C
New Delhi
Friday 29 May 2020

Pak court orders Musharraf’s arrest

The court questioned what problem lies with initiation of action in respect of his properties outside the country and why Interpol has not been contacted after issuance of warrants against him

Editorials

Reforms By Modi Run Into Tired Socialist Criticism

The motley group of right-thinking Indians in this socialist society should not only promote the reforms announced last week but also push every Indian government and political party towards better economics

In India

मनसे ने बढ़ाए मदद के हाथ; राज्य सरकार के काम से नाखुश

मनसे नेता ने महाराष्ट्र की जनता से अपील की है, आप लोग घबराए नहीं, सोशल डिसतेनसिंग का पालन करें, मुसीबत आई और इसका हम मिलकर सामना करेंगे

Islamabad: A special Pakistani tribunal has ordered the government to arrest former military ruler Pervez Musharraf and confiscate all his properties as it heard the high treason case against the “proclaimed offender” for imposing emergency rule in the country in 2007.

The 74-year-old former president was indicted in March 2014 on treason charges for imposing emergency in the country which led to the confinement of a number of superior court judges in their houses and sacking of over 100 judges.

A three-member bench headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Yahya Afridi held its first hearing in the case in eight months.

During the hearing, the interior ministry submitted to the court a report on Musharraf’s properties, stating four of the seven properties are owned by the former president, The Nation reported.

Prosecutor Akram Sheikh asked the court to order Musharraf’s arrest and his production.

Musharraf, who left the country for Dubai in March 2016, was declared a proclaimed absconder by the court in May 2016.

A conviction for high treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment.

The court during yesterday’s asked the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials what the procedure is to bring back an absconder from abroad. The officials replied the interior ministry should send them a request after which action could be taken.

Afridi then said the court is ordering the arrest of Musharraf and seizure of his properties.

Musharraf’s counsel, Akhtar Shah, prayed to the court not to order confiscation of Musharraf’s properties until 21 March, but Afridi remarked the court proceedings cannot be violated.

During the hearing, the court sought mutual legal assistance agreement with the UAE in the matter of his arrest from Dubai.

The court also expressed anger over non-receipt of details of his foreign properties even after 10 months.

The court questioned what problem lies with the initiation of action in respect of his properties outside the country and why Interpol has not been contacted after issuance of warrants against him.

The court summoned Foreign Office and FIA authorities on the next hearing, besides seeking mutual legal assistance agreement with the UAE.

during the hearing, senior lawyer Farogh Naseem separated himself from Musharraf’s legal team.

Musharraf ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008.

He is wanted in Pakistan in several criminal cases including in the killing of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

PTI

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Articles

Tirupati: Where Protector Of Three Worlds Needs Protection

Tirupati temple authorities were considering the liquidation of land-assets and buildings donated by devotees to Lord Venkateswara to help tide over what the management called “COVID-19 related financial crisis” and an inability to pay staff salaries

আম্ফানের আঘাতে চূর্ণ মমতার আস্ফালন

গ্রামবাঙ্গালার বিস্তৃত অংশে শাসক দলের স্থানীয় আধিকারিকদের এতটাই প্রভাব এবং ক্ষমতা যে DBT সত্ত্বেও ভীতিপ্রদর্শন করে নিজেদের কাটমানি বা অংশটুকু তারা ক্ষেত্রবিশেষে আদায় করতে পারে

Paatal Lok: Antidote To Anti-Hindu Propaganda

A Family Man that upholds the Pakistani PoV on Kashmir or the ilk of Leila and Paatal Lok that defames Hinduism cannot be made if nationalist subscribers react wisely

News

मनसे ने बढ़ाए मदद के हाथ; राज्य सरकार के काम से नाखुश

मनसे नेता ने महाराष्ट्र की जनता से अपील की है, आप लोग घबराए नहीं, सोशल डिसतेनसिंग का पालन करें, मुसीबत आई और इसका हम मिलकर सामना करेंगे

अदिति सिंह ने ट्विटर से हटाया पार्टी का नाम

प्रवासी मजदूरों की बस द्वारा अवाजाही के प्रकरण मामले में रायबरेली सदर की विधायक अदिति सिंह ने आईएनसी पर सवाल उठाए थे

जम्मू-कश्मीर में पुलवामा जैसा आतंकी हमला दोहराने की साजिश नाकाम

जम्मू-कश्मीर पुलिस और सुरक्षा बलों ने बम डिस्पोज़ल यूनिट को बुलाने से पहले आस-पास के पूरे इलाके को लोगों को वहां से हटा दिया था

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: