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Musharraf's valour under court cloud

ANI  |  Lahore [Pakistan] 

Pakistan's on Wednesday asked former general (retired) to present himself in court by Thursday afternoon and questioned as to how an army commando can be so afraid that he refuses to return to his country.

Saqib Nisar, heading a three-judge bench of the apex court, resumed hearing of Musharraf's review petition against his disqualification by the in 2013 reports

The remarked that the former should return to the country by 2 p.m. on Thursday, and added that the court will pass the verdict in accordance with law if the former failed to turn up.

"The is not bound to Musharraf's terms," the CJP observed, "We've already said that if Musharraf returns, he will be provided with security. We are not bound to also provide a written guarantee in this regard."

"If is a commando, he should show us by returning instead of continuously parroting like a that he will return," the said.

"Why does Musharraf need protection, what is he so afraid of? How can a commando be so afraid? Musharraf has said that he evaded death many times, but was never afraid. He didn't feel afraid when he was taking over this country," the CJP wondered.

Musharraf, who has not visited since leaving for in March 2016, had filed a plea in the two years ago against the verdict of the (PHC) that had disqualified him from politics for life.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 17:33 IST