Musharraf attack alert: court summons spy chief today


ISLAMABAD: The special court that is trying Pervez Musharraf for high treason, on Wednesday summoned the head of the intelligence agency that reportedly informed the Interior Ministry about the possibility of an attack on the former military ruler.
The three-member special court, headed by Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court, resumed hearing of the high treason case against Musharraf and remarked that he had witnessed some documents which stated that not only the accused but the courtroom and the lawyers were also under threat of an attack. He said that on Tuesday evening some documents were presented to him in which the Interior Ministry was the complainant. 
Justice Arab said that the courtroom, prosecution head and the defence counsel were also threatened. Tariq Hassan, a member of the prosecution team, also expressed his concern over the security alert and said that his team was taking the matter seriously. He said that whenever the court summoned the accused to be charge sheeted, nothing untoward happened. He also stressed making proper security arrangements. Tariq Hassan said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has denied a plan to attack Musharraf and said it has not threatened him. The court directed the intelligence agency’s head to appear before the court on the next hearing and adjourned the proceedings until today. 

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