Pak court allows Musharraf trail to be held at farmhouse in judges' detention case

Islamabad, June 7 (ANI): The trial of former Pakistan president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, in the judges' detention case, will be conducted at his farmhouse that has been declared a "sub-jail".

The Islamabad High Court allowed anti-terrorism court Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi to try the 69-year-old former military dictator at his farmhouse in the suburb of Chak Shahzad, reports the Daily Times.

The anti-terrorism court is hearing a case against Musharraf for detaining dozens of members of the superior judiciary after imposing emergency rule in 2007.

The court gave its ruling after reviewing security arrangements at the farmhouse.

The chief commissioner of Islamabad had recently issued a notification for conducting Musharraf's trial at his farmhouse but it was later withdrawn after Zaidi raised concerns about his security.

Zaidi also informed the Islamabad HC in writing about his security concerns. Zaidi had sought the establishment of a courtroom within Musharraf's farmhouse and a bullet-proof vehicle for his personal use due to security concerns.

The administration of Islamabad recently recommended that Musharraf's trial should be held at his farmhouse because he would be exposed to threats every time he was driven from his residence to the court complex in the heart of Islamabad.

The Pakistani Taliban has issued at least two videos in which they threatened to kill Musharraf for carrying out various operations during his rule. (ANI)


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