ISLAMABAD: The special court trying former military ruler General (r) Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case on Tuesday directed the prosecution to provide the missing documents related to the case to the defence team at their earliest basis.
The three-member special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising of Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawer Ali resumed the high treason trial. During the proceedings Justice Faisal Arab directed the prosecution side to submit the “entire record” of the case in the court as Musharraf’s defence team filed an application in this regard and showed concerns and reservations about possible tampering with the documents.
Defence lawyer Barrister Faroogh Nasim pleaded the court that he is not ready for the witnesses’ cross-examination and requested for the adjournment of the hearing. The chief prosecutor Akram Sheikh also submitted the court for adjournment of the case while quoting the prevalent political situation in the country. But the court rejected it and remarked that the hearing would take place on the given date. Barrister Faroogh Nasim pleaded the court that the prosecution had not provided the documents related to the dissenting note of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official Hussain Asghar who suggested the trial of others involved in the case. He further claimed that due to tampering in the FIA reports, Hussain Asghar was not being presented before the court.
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