ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) appointed prosecutor Akram Sheikh has accepted for the first time in High Treason trial of former President General (rtd) Pervez Musharraf that the then cabinet had approved proclamation of emergency.
Akram Sheikh was giving counter arguments on Thursday in the Special Court when he revealed that after three days the then federal cabinet approved the imposition of emergency.
“Musharraf imposed emergency on November 3 and the federal cabinet (headed by Shaukat Aziz) approved it on November 6, with a delay of three days,” Sheikh said.
When Justice Faisal Arab inquired whether the then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz sent any additional or opposition note with the summary, Sheikh said “No additional note was being sent. Musharraf imposed the emergency being an Army Chief”.
“Musharraf retired as Army Chief on November 27. He is receiving pension from that date,” he added further.
Replying to the demand of Barrister Farogh Naseem, head of Musharraf’s legal team, Sheikh said “The documents which were being asked for, I am not the custodian of those documents”.