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Musharraf treason trial to be held daily from Oct 9

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

A special court hearing the treason case against Pakistan's former dictator Gen. decided on Monday to conduct daily proceedings from October 9 against the former

The previous Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against the ex-Musharraf in 2013 over the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007.

Adjourning the case on Monday, three-member tribunal lead by Justice said the case will be heard against the Dubai-based former on a daily basis from October 9 the date of next hearing.

"The case has to be taken to logical conclusion soon," he said.

He also asked the interior ministry to give in writing how Musharraf can be produced in the court.

Justice Ali also asked Nasser-ud-to guide the court if Musharraf's statement can be recorded through a video link.

Musharraf left for for medical treatment on March 18, 2016 with a commitment to come back. He managed to go abroad after his name was removed from the Exit Control List on the orders of the

A few months later, however, the special court declared him a proclaimed offender and ordered the confiscation of his property owing to his no-show.

He has repeatedly refused to return to citing security reasons.

His said that the former could not appear in person due to security reasons. He also said that Musharraf's health was not good and was not allowed by the doctors in to travel.

Shah said that Musharraf will appear before the court if the government accorded him president-level security.

Gen. Musharraf took power in 1999 by toppling the government of and ruled until 2008 when he was forced to step down.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 13:30 IST
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