Musharraf's counsel accuses Pak judiciary of bias during treason case hearing

Last Updated: Tue, May 07, 2013 10:58 hrs

Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's counsel has told the Supreme Court that the entire judiciary and lawyer community was biased in their opinion of him.

The counsel made the comments during the hearing of treason case against Musharraf.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, was hearing a set of petitions seeking the initiation of a treason case against Musharraf.

According to Dawn News, during the hearing, Musharraf's counsel Ahmed Raza Kasuri told the bench that the Peshawar High Court (PHC) had imposed a life-time ban on the retired general, which barred him from contesting elections for the national and provincial assemblies as well as the Senate.

He added that ineligibility could only be declared for five years and accused the judiciary of being anti-Musharraf.

Kasuri argued that Musharraf had been fighting the "war on terror" for eight years and it was ridiculous that terror charges were brought against him, the report added. (ANI)

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