Notice to govt in treason case against Musharraf.


LAHORE -- A day before a three-member special court is likely to announce its verdict in the long-drawn high treason case on Tuesday, the Lahore High Court on Monday issued a notice to the federal government on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's application urging it to stay the high treason case proceedings pending before a special court in Islamabad. The former president in his application asked the high court to declare the proceedings from initiation of the high treason complaint to the appointment of the prosecutor and constitution of the trial court as unconstitutional.

On Saturday, in an application filed through senior lawyers Khawaja Ahmad Tariq Raheem and Azhar Siddique, Gen Musharraf asked the LHC to stay the trial at the special court until his earlier petition pending adjudication by the high court is decided. In that petition the former president had challenged the formation of a special court holding his trial under charges of high treason and legal flaws committed in the procedure.

The application urged the high court to immediately suspend all actions, including the filing of the complaint, submission of a challan, the...

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