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Court turns on Interior Ministry, issues notice for not providing Musharraf’s assets details

Rejects Interior Ministry’s ‘unconditional apology’; FIA also put on notice

The Special Court on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to the Interior Ministry for not providing details of assets of former president and army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf in the treason case.

A bench of the special court which was headed by Justice Mian Mazhar Alam Miankhel and included Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali heard the case against the former president.

During the hearing, Justice Miankhel remarked that there was no need of counsel for the defense after the court declared Musharraf an absconder.

Justice Miankhel remarked that the Interior Ministry is the petitioner; however, no details have been provided in the matter so far.

Besides the Interior Ministry, the court also issued a notice to the Federal Investigation Agency and summoned details of Musharraf’s assets once again.

At this point, Musharraf’s counsel, Ahmed Raza Kasuri observed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the petitioner in the case and wants his client to ‘pay’ for leaving Pakistan.

The court rejected the Interior Ministry’s unconditional apology, extended by its legal representatives in the court and adjourned the hearing until July 19.

The prosecution told the court that advertisements have been placed for the accused’s appearance.

The former president is facing a case for violating and subverting the constitution by proclaiming emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.

Earlier, the Supreme Court allowed Musharraf to travel abroad. He is currently in Dubai.

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