ISLAMABAD – The court appearances for former President General (rtd) Pervez Musharraf seems not to be ending anytime soon as one Anti Terrorist Court (ATC) in Islamabad ordered him to appear in person on April 25.
The ATC was hearing the case of illegally detaining the judges of Supreme Court of Pakistan after November 2007 emergency imposed by Musharraf.
The court also directed Musharraf’s guarantors to ensure the former president’s production in its next hearing.
Musharraf’s counsel presented his medical report and said he could not appear in court due to security reasons. The court accepted Musharraf’s application requesting exemption from today’s hearing and adjourned the next hearing of the case to April 25.
The judges’ detention case is based on an FIR against the retired general registered in August 2009 on the complaint of Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam Ghumman advocate.
He had asked the police to initiate legal proceedings against Musharraf for detaining over 60 judges, including then chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, after proclamation of a state of emergency in the country on Nov 3, 2007.