Govt to file reference against Justice Waqar Seth.


ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Law Barrister Farogh Naseem on Thursday announced that the federal government would approach the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) for the restraining of and subsequent removal of the judge who had authored the detailed verdict in the high treason case against former military strongman General Pervez Musharraf. The detailed written order had been released earlier in the day and has been widely criticised across Pakistan. The judgement has been authored by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, who has directed for the 'corpse' of the former president to be 'dragged to D-Chowk' and 'hanged for 3 days' in paragraph 66.

'I do not understand the authority under which this sort of observation was given,' Naseem said while addressing a press conference here alongside PM's Special Assistant on...

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