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Role of abettors in treason case: IHC re-issues notices to respondents

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday re-issued notices to all respondents in the plea to modify its earlier order to re-investigate the role of abettors in the high treason case.

The federal government had filed review petition against IHC division bench’s order on the write petition moved by former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, then law Minister Zahid Hamid, and former chief justice of Pakistan Abdul Hameed Dogar.

They challenged the special court’s order to try them as abettor in the high treason case initiated against former president General (r) Pervaiz Musharraf on the act of imposition emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.

The Additional Attorney General, (AAG) argued before the bench that in its detailed order IHC division bench while directing to re-investigate the role of abettors in treason case remarked that earlier investigation would be defected, which was redundant, he added.

He said federation had no issue with the rest of the order but with the said remarks of the bench which was contradicted with its own order and requested the court to review it.

Subsequently, the bench re-issued notice to respondents to present their stance on the matter and adjourned the case for an indefinite time.

It is pertinent to mention here that in its order the IHC directed the investigation agency or JIT whatever would be assigned by federal government for the re investigation on the role of abettors, afterward the federation moved review petition objecting the remarks of the court in its detailed order dated November 10, 2015.



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