SC returns Musharraf plea against LHC verdict.


ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court Registrar has refused to entertain Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf's appeal against his conviction and sentencing by the Special Court ruling in the high treason case.

The Registrar Office returned the appeal after raising an objection under Supreme Court Rules 1980 that says a convict has to surrender to the authorities before filing an appeal.

An attorney for the former military confirmed the development, saying that his client will file an appeal against the Registrar Office's decision within 30 days. 'I've already prepared my arguments for this purpose,' Salman Safdar said.

Musharraf had filed the appeal in the apex court even though a three-judge bench of the LHC has already declared unconstitutional the filing of high...

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