Musharraf wants treason trial shifted to Dubai


ISLAMABAD: Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer filed a petition in the special court on Sunday requesting that the hearing of the high treason case be conducted in Dubai owing to the worsening law and order situation in the country which, he said, was a threat to the former military dictator.
A petition was filed by Syed Abbas Naqvi in the special court over the shifting of the Musharraf treason case to Dubai due to the deteriorating law and order situation of the country. According to reports, the request was filed by Advocate Shah and stated that Musharraf faces death threats in Pakistan. It says that due to the worsening law and order situation of the country it was not possible to continue Musharraf’s case in Pakistan and it is important to transfer hearing of the case to an “unbiased” place – United Arab Emirates – for dispensation of justice. 
The petition said like the cricket matches which are held in “unbiased” places Musharraf’s case should also be heard in “impartial” place. The special court on Friday ordered Musharraf to appear in person on March 31 or face arrest. The court was due to indict Musharraf on Friday over his 2007 imposition of emergency rule, but Musharraf’s lawyers said he was unable to appear because of the threats to his life. 

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