South Asia

Pak. court reserves order

The special court trying the former President General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf for high treason on Friday reserved orders on an application by the defence, to include the names of ‘abettors’ to the decision to declare emergency on November 3, 2007 and have a joint trial.

The court will also pass orders on whether the report of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should be handed over to the accused as demanded by defence counsel Farogh Naseem.

‘Selective prosecution’

Wrapping up his arguments, Dr. Naseem said this was a case of selective prosecution and if an inquiry had been conducted, then other people also would have been investigated. He also submitted that the FIA report was not a secret document under the Official Secrets Act, to which the prosecution also agreed.

The hearing will continue on April 28 when the defence will argue two more applications.

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