The special court trying the former President, General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf for high treason on Friday dismissed an application by the defence seeking to stay the summons issued to him to appear on January 16, till applications pertaining to the court’s jurisdiction were decided.

The court said that it had no powers to revisit its own order passed on Thursday.

Defence lawyer Anwar Mansoor Khan while moving the application contended that it would not be appropriate to require the presence of Gen. Musharraf till the court decided the applicability of jurisdiction. Justice Faisal Arab said the accused had been exempted earlier even when it was not sought.