Justice Waqar's verdict is discriminatory and an expression of vengeance: AAG.


ISLAMABAD -- The verdict against General (retd) Pervez Musharraf by Justice Waqar Seth is discriminatory and an expression of vengence, said the additional attorney general, on Friday.

Additional Attorney General Aamir Rehman was addressing the full court reference where he said that the legal principles established by Chief Justice Khosa were ignored in the special court's verdict on former army chief Gen (retd) Musharraf.

A special court, on Tuesday, handed the former military dictator the death sentence for abrogating the constitution and imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007. Paragraph 66 of the verdict--authored by Justice Waqar Seth--called on law enforcement agencies to arrest the former army chief and if he was found dead, drag his body to the D-Chowk in Islamabad and hang it for three days.

"Justice Waqar's decision was discriminatory and an expression of vengeance," said the additional attorney general. "Its implementation will be brutal, illegal and inhuman," he added.

He said that the verdict was against the norms of the criminal justice system and that Justice Waqar's conduct did not reflect that he was a senior judge.

"I say this with a heavy heart that Justice Khosa supported the decision when the detailed verdict had not been issued,"...

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