Shah said that General Musharraf is willing to testify in person if he gets foolproof security from the defence ministry.
The counsel informed that the General Musharraf is on the hit list of several banned terrorist outfits and faces serious threats to his life.
The federal government has already declined General Musharraf's request for foolproof security to him.
"An absconder cannot dictate his prerequisites to the court and give conditions, that too his own subjective satisfaction, as to when he will appear and for how long," the Dawn quoted the Pakistan Government as saying in a reply filed with the special court seized with the high treason case against the former military ruler.
The ATC has summoned General Musharraf and other accused persons to record their statements.
However, the court has decided to record the statements of the other accused separately.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)