LHC forms full bench in Musharraf treason case.


LAHORE -- A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has been constituted to hear convicted military ruler General (r) Pervez Musharraf's petition challenging the formation of a special court that had sentenced him to death in the high treason case. The bench will be chaired by Justice Amir Bhatti while Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Masood Jahangir will be part of it. The hearings on the former president's petition will commence on January 9, 2020. Musharraf had earlier moved the high court against the formation of the special court citing legal flaws in the procedure. He had asked the high court to stop the special court from announcing its verdict in absentia.

However, the verdict was announced on December 17, just three days after the former military ruler had filed his petition. He was given a death penalty after the three-member bench convicted him in a treason case on the basis of Article 6 of the constitution which states that any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or hold in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to...

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