Pak govt reluctant to give timeframe of Musharraf's trial

Islamabad, June 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Government is reluctant in giving a specific date about the completion of special FIA team's investigations against former president Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency on November 3, 2007.

Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Munir A Malik told a three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, that giving a specific time would be a speculation.

The counsel for the petitioners has expressed concern over the government's hesitation to give a timeframe for the completion of the investigation.

They have demanded that the government should first constitute special court in this matter.

According to the Daily Times, meanwhile, while assuring a fair trial to Musharraf, Malik told the bench that the government wanted to advance the due process for the sanctity of the constitution and it was not a vendetta against Musharraf.

The bench hearing the case of high treason against Musharraf and others noted that it is the case of first impression and it's the first time in the country's history that petitions have been filed under Article 6 of the constitution, the report added. (ANI)


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