The verdict in the Musharraf treason case will be announced on December 17: Pak court

ISLAMABAD: The verdict in the case of high treason against the former dictator general of Pakistan (retd) Pervez Musharraf It would be pronounced on December 17, a special court announced Thursday.

Last week, the special court ordered Musharraf, 76, to file a statement before December 5 in the case of treason after Islamabad High Court (IHC), after hearing the petitions filed by Musharraf, based in Dubai, and stopped the special court. issuing the verdict on November 28.

The statement was made by a bank of three members of the special court, headed by the chief judge of Peshawar's high court, Waqar Ahmed Seth, who was conducting a hearing on the case against the former president on Thursday, Geo News reported. .

The lawyers of the new accusation team informed the court that they needed more time to prepare for the case.

Judge Seth said the postponement will not be allowed and that a written order must be submitted stating that the arguments will be completed before December 17.

Postponing the proceedings until December 17, Judge Seth said they would listen to the arguments in the next procedure and announce the verdict, Dawn News reported.

They (prosecutors) should put aside other cases and fight this case, the judge said, citing Judge Seth.

He said the judges had come from various parts of the country for the special court.

This is a special case and this is a special court, Judge Seth said.

The special court concluded on November 19 the trial process on the cusp for declaring a state of emergency on November 3, 2007, and ruled that the verdict would be announced on November 28 on the basis of the available record.

The trial for high treason against the former military dictator for holding the state of emergency on November 3, 2007, presented during the previous government of the Pakistan-Nawaz Muslim League, has been pending since 2013.

He was registered in the case of treason in December 2013. Musharraf was indicted on March 31, 2014, and the prosecution had presented all the evidence to the special court in September of the same year.

But due to litigation in the forums of appeals, the trial of the former military dictator was delayed and he left Pakistan in March 2016 with the approval of the higher courts and the interior ministry to receive medical treatment.

According to previous reports from the Pakistani media, Musharraf had amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by the accumulation of an abnormal protein called amyloid in the organs and tissues of the body, and is under medication.