The Islamabad police have served the bailable warrant issued by the special court trying the former President, General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf for high treason.

Faisal Hussain, part of the defence team of lawyers, said the police served the warrant on Gen. Musharraf on Monday night. The court had set a surety of Rs. 25 lakh which has been furnished. Now he has to appear in court at the next hearing on February 7, failing which the judge can regulate his custody. The former military dictator has been admitted to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology since January 2 and has not appeared in court. Last week the special court reviewed the AFIC medical report by a team of senior doctors, and said there was no reason given in it to justify his non-appearance and issued the warrant.

His lawyers filed two petitions in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the applicability of the Criminal Procedure Code to the trial court and the issuance of the bailable warrant. Mr. Hussain said the special court had passed orders in January ruling that the Cr.PC applies to the trial of high treason after the defence challenged it in an application.