SC gives Musharraf till today to appear before court
Former president decides not to appear before Supreme Court
LAHORE: Supreme Court (SC) has given time to former president Musharraf to return to Pakistan till 2 pm today (Thursday).
CJP Mian Saqib Nisar took up for hearing high treason case against Pervez Musharraf in SC Lahore registry Wednesday.
Counsel for Pervez Musharraf took the plea that his client is ready to face high treason case however guarantee for his protection should be provided.
CJP remarked “we have already said Pervez should return to Pakistan and protection will be provided to him. However it is not bind- ing on us to give guarantee in writing.
CJP further remarked ‘ Pervez Musharraf should not make politicians like repetition as “I am coming. . "What does Musharraf need protection from and what is he so afraid of?". If Pervez Musharraf is commando then he should come back to Pakistan. "
He observed how such a big commando became fearful. He did not become scared while taking over the country. Pervez Musharraf had taken over such a large country and now he is afraid of appearing in the court.
He further observed “the court on the return of Pervez Musharraf will decide that his name be placed on ECL or otherwise.
CJP remarked “SC had not allowed Musharraf to go outside country. This permission was given by the govt. Govt had removed his name from ECL.
He observed “Musharraf should come till 2 pm otherwise court will decide as per law. If he does not come then scrutiny of his nomination papers will not be allowed.
While, Former president Pervez Musharraf has decided not to appear before the SC today.