ISLAMABAD: The special court trying Pervez Musharraf was informed on Tuesday that the treason case against the former military dictator was registered after complete investigation.
A three-member bench of the court headed by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising Justice Yawar Ali and Justice Tahira Safdar resumed the hearing of the high treason trial case.
During the course of the proceedings, defence council Faroogh Nasim cross-examined Interior Secretary Shahid Khan, the complainant of the case. Faroogh Nasim asked Shahid Khan who ordered him to register the case and who was the complainant of the case.
The interior secretary replied he had received a letter from the Prime Minister's Office, and after receiving this letter the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was assigned to investigate the matter. After investigation by an FIA joint investigation team, he said, a case was registered against Musharraf. Replying another question of the defence lawyer regarding the originality of the letter, the interior secretary replied that he has the attested copy of the original letter.
On Nasim's inquiry whether he had any special directives from the PM's office, the interior secretary said that being the chief executive, the prime minister has the authority to order any probe into any matter. He added that the prime minister has directed investigation in different cases.
He said the probe against the former military ruler was started on the PM's directives, but he did not file any complaint. On the defence counsel's question regarding the delay of seven years in initiating legal action, the interior secretary said that the lodging of the complaint took seven years, as the complaint was pending in the top court and on its direction the complaint was registered for investigation against the former dictator.
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