Sindh High Court issues notices to Musharraf, Qayyum

April 15th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Karachi, Apr. 15 (ANI): Sindh High Court has issued notices to former Pakistan President General (r) Pervez Musharraf and former Attorney General Malik Qayyum for alleged “abrogation and subversion of the Constitution.”

Acting upon the petition filed by Moulvi Iqbal Haider, the SHC ordered Musharraf and Qayyum to respond by May 19, The Nation reports.

Chairman of Awami Himayat Tehreek Pakistan Haider filed the petition aimed at seeking trial of former president and his allies Sharifuddin Pirzada and Malik Qayyum over the charges of ” high treason”, as they abated in abrogation and subversion of the Constitution of 1973, either by proclaiming or assisting in proclaiming ” Provisional Constitution Order (PCO 2 of 2007)”.

Sharif Pirzada, former Attorney General of Pakistan as respondent, appeared before the division bench comprising Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Safdar Ali Bhutto.

He requested the court to grant him further time to submit his comments over the petition. In this way, the court adjourned the hearing.

Meanwhile, neither the other respondents nor their counsel appeared as per court orders.

The other respondents in the petition are federal law secretary, federal interior minister and Home Secretary Sindh.

Haider submitted that all acts committed by Musharraf on November 02, 2008, were illegal and thereafter all amendments made by him were also illegal.

Musharraf and all those who supported him, should be liable to be proceeded under the high treason and should be brought to the justice. (ANI)

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