Musharraf plea rejected in Lal Masjid cleric murder case

TOPSHOTS Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf gestures upon his arrival at the Karachi International airport from Dubai, in Karachi on March 24, 2013.  Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf returned home after more than four years in exile, defying a Taliban death threat to contest historic general elections. AFP PHOTO/ AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

ISLAMABAD – Session court refused to grant an exemption to former President General (rtd) Pervez Musharraf from appearing before the court in Lal Masjid Cleric’s murder case.

According to the court correspondent of PakistanTribe┬áreported on Thursday that Additional Session Judge Wajid Ali reject the Musharraf’s plea for getting exemption from today’s and future court hearing of the Abdul Rasheed Ghazi murder case.

The Musharraf’s counsel submitted a medical report according to which doctors have advised him to get complete bed rest.

His lawyer also maintained that Musharraf was facing serious security threat, however, he respect the courts and would appear if proper security guaranteed and doctors advised the same as well.

The prosecution also crossed examine the medical report of Musharraf and raised objection. It was maintained that the report did not bear any hospital stamp and look like a medical advice than a report.

Validating the prosecution’s objection, Judge called in Musharraf’s guarantors – Captain Nazir and Jan Muhammad, in the court. He also ordered to ensure Musharraf’s presence on the next hearing.

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Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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