Musharraf has to appear for facing high treason case’


ISLAMABAD: A special tribunal set for high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf Friday remarked that the former president has to appear before the court under any circumstance as the interior ministry assured foolproof security.
The three-member tribunal, headed by Justice Yahya Afridi, continued hearing of the high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf.
A representative of the Interior Ministry assured the court that the government was ready to provide foolproof security to Musharraf upon his return.
The ministry also submitted details regarding Musharraf’s property holdings to the court. The ministry informed that the director Military Lands and GHQ are yet to submit report regarding the former president’s house in the Army Housing Scheme and property on Khayaban-e-Faisal, Karachi.
The Islamabad Commissioner had confirmed Musharraf’s ownership of the Chak Shahzad farmhouse, the court was told. However, the interior ministry added that reports regarding his properties in Lahore, Karachi and Gwadar are yet to be furnished.
Expressing displeasure with the ‘incomplete’ report, the court ordered the ministry to furnish full details regarding the accused’s properties, failing which the administrators of DHA Lahore and Karachi would be summoned.
Representing Musharraf, Akhtar Shah maintained that his client had no residence in Pakistan as all his properties had been forfeited. He further added that the former president was refraining from returning to the country due to security threats.
The court adjourned the hearing till July 18, 2017.


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