Law ministry says reference against Justice Waqar not sent to SJC.


ISLAMABAD -- The reference against Justice Waqar Seth has not been sent to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) said a spokesperson for the law ministry. According to the minsitry's spokesperson, research related to the reference is being conducted. He said that the attorney general had returned today (Saturday) from his trip to Turkey. The government decided on Thursday to take legal action against Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth over his controversial observation in the detailed judgment of the high treason case sentencing former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to death.

A special court court had sentenced Musharraf to death on Tuesday for imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007, adding that it had found him guilty of high treason in accordance with Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan...

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