Petition seeking early trial of Musharraf moved in Pak SC

April 15th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Lahore, Apr 15 (ANI): An application has been moved before the Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) for the early hearing of a petition, seeking the trial of former President Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution.

Advocate Zahid Malik has also sought the court’s directions for the federal government to bar Musharraf from leaving the country.

Malik submitted the constitutional petition was of an urgent nature and it should be taken up at the earliest, the Daily Times reported.

Petitioner’s counsel Dr Farooq Hassan had moved the constitutional petition under Article 184(3) at the Lahore registry of the SC.

Malik said Musharraf had admitted taking an unconstitutional action on November 3, 2007, and that he had subverted the constitution by doing so.

The petitioner sought the court’s direction to the federal government for proceeding against Musharraf in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 read with the high treason act of 1973.

He also pleaded for Musharraf’s trial by a military court under the Pakistan Army Act for violating the provisions in the military law.

Malik requested the court that those who had abetted Musharraf should also be punished in accordance with the law. (ANI)

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