ISLAMABAD – The former close associate of President General (rtd.) Pervez Musharraf – Zahid Hamid – has challenged the decision of Special Court according to which he had to undergo investigation regarding high-treason trial.
Zahid Hamid filed a petition in Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday against the November 21 decision of Special Court.
Petition claimed that Special Court’s decision was not in accordance with the constitutional demands. Zahid Hamid has requested in the petition to make Pervez Musharraf, Ministry of Interior and Special Court.
Not to forget that on November 21 Special Court presided by Justice Faisal Arab issued a verdict in which it maintained that Pervez Musharraf was not alone at all when imposed emergency in November 2007.
The court ordered to include former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and Law Minister Zahid Hamid in investigations.
However, interestingly Zahid Hamid had have joined Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and on November 21 he was the Federal Minister. He immediately resigned from the office.
Nawaz Sharif accepted the resignation of his Federal Minister Zahid Hamid after being nominated as a close acquaintance of former President General (rtd.) Pervez Musharraf for allegedly abolishing the constitution of Pakistan in 2007.
The Special Court issued a verdict in which it accepted the stance of Pervez Musharraf to include all his associates in the high treason trial framed by PML-N federal government. The court, in its verdict, directed to include three names for investigation including the name of Zahid Hamid. He was serving as the Law Minister at time of imposition of emergency on November 3, 2007.
Zahid Hamid had architect the infamous Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) even when his portfolio was that of Minister of Science and Technology.
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