SC gives Mushar­raf till to­day to appear be­fore court

Former pres­i­dent de­cides not to appear be­fore Supreme Court

Daily Messenger - - Front Page -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.