IHC rejects plea seeking suspension of summons

IHC rejects plea seeking suspension of summons

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of Pervez Musharraf through which he sought suspension of the three-member special court’s summons to him for January 16 in his high treason trial. A single-member bench of the IHC, comprising Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan, announced the decision after hearing the arguments of Musharraf’s counsel Dr Khalid Ranjah. During the course of hearing, Musharraf’s lawyer said the special court’s January 10 order be set aside for being illegal. He said that it would unfairly prejudice the case of the petitioner. He said the Special Court Act 1976 only puts restraints on other courts and does not put any fetters on the special court itself. He said the provision of Section 369 does not bar the special court from making any change or alteration in its order of January 9. Ranjha said the 369 CrPC puts no restraint on the courts powers in the matter of interim orders. 

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