A Pakistani court on Thursday allowed the trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for sacking and detaining dozens of judges in 2007 to be conducted at his farmhouse that has been declared a “sub-jail.”
The Islamabad High Court said anti-terrorism court Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi could conduct 69-year-old Gen. Musharraf’s trial at his farmhouse in the suburb of Chak Shahzad.
The court gave its ruling after its Registrar and Justice Zaidi reviewed security arrangements at the farmhouse.
The anti-terrorism court is hearing a case against Gen. Musharraf for detaining dozens of members of the superior judiciary after imposing emergency rule in 2007.
Islamabad had no anti-terrorism courts till recently and the court was created specifically for Gen. Musharraf’s trial.