Lahore HC rejects application seeking Musharraf treason case adjournment

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Sat, Mar 26, 2011 09:20 hrs

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected an application seeking an adjournment of the court proceedings to register a treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf.

This was the seventeenth time that the Advocate General had submitted a request for the adjournment of the court proceedings.

Justice Azmat Saeed remarked that the case had already been adjourned 16 times on the petition filed by the Federation, The Express Tribune reported.

The government's reservations will be addressed, but the case cannot be put off anymore, Justice Azmat added.

The petitioner- Advocate Rana Ilmuddin Ghazi- has accused Musharraf of various constitutional violations, including dissolving an elected parliament and sacking judges.

He also made other accusations against Musharraf in relations to the Lal Masjid operation in 2007, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan's illegal nuclear technology sales, the assassinations of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and Baloch tribal chief Akbar Khan Bugti, and the "kidnapping" of Pakistani neuroscientist and terror suspect Dr Aafia Siddiqui.

The petitioner requested the court to direct the federal government to lodge a case against Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution and issue directions for his extradition and red warrants against him.

The court has formally initiated the treason case hearing, which has been adjourned until March 29. (ANI)

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