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Musharraf’s exemption plea filed in treason case

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ISLAMABAD: As the special court setup to try former president Pervez Musharraf in treason case resumed hearing Friday morning, the counsel of the accused, Anwar Mansoor filed a petition seeking his client’s exemption from appearance in the court, Geo News reported.

HunzaNews March 14th, 2014.

Special court three-member bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab is hearing the case here.

During the hearing, Anwar Mansoor argued that as reported the plan to attack Musharraf inside and outside the court like Salman Taseer’s murder needed investigation and through screening of the persons posted for Musharraf’s security, which might take 6-8 weeks. Rangers and police chiefs should submit affidavits of having completed the process of screening/scrutiny of the security staff in the light of the alert report.

Anwar Mansoor said that his client would appear in the court following completion of the confirmation of the screening of security staff. He said that Musharraf could come to the court only after the assurance of the security.

The special court had ordered for his appearance in the court today for indictment.

Islamabad SP security, Chaudhry Ashfaque has already arrived AFIC for escorting Musharraf to the court. Special security arrangements have been made along the route from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) to the special court.


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