SC to hear Musharraf’s appeal against registrar’s objections on Monday - Pakistan Today

SC to hear Musharraf’s appeal against registrar’s objections on Monday

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) will hear on Monday former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s appeal against objections over his challenge to the death sentence awarded by a special court.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed will hear Musharraf’s appeal in his chamber against objections of the registrar’s office.

The registrar’s office had returned Musharraf’s appeal on the grounds that it is not maintainable in terms of the Supreme Court Rules 1980 and the law laid down by the apex court in its various judgements.

Musharraf’s counsel Salman Safdar had filed the appeal against the decision awarding death penalty to the former president in the apex court, pleading the verdict to be declared as null and void.

Musharraf had challenged the registrar office’s order contending that his current medical situation could be ascertained from the medical and video evidence, which confirmed his frail condition resulting from illness and lifesaving treatment.

The appeal said that the appellant is a law abiding citizen and has the highest respect for the law and courts.



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