Supreme Court allows release of Musharraf's attacker.

ISLAMABAD -- The SupAreme Court on Monday reAAjected Punjab government's appeal and upheld the Lahore High Court ruling that Rana Mohammad Naveed, a convict in the 2003 case of JhaAnda Chichi assassination attempt on then president Pervez Musharraf, was entitled to pre-conviction period in detention and general remissions.

Senior counsel Hashmat Habib who pleaded the convict's case before the Supreme Court told Dawn that the natural corollary of Monday's order would be that Naveed who already spent 20 years behind bars after serving out his 14-year jail term would be released immediately.

Headed by Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, a three-judge bench dismissed the appeal of Punjab government and Sahiwal jail superintendent after accepting the March 2019 decision of LHC's Rawalpindi bench that he was entitled for the...

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