Share all evidence with Musharrafs lawyers

Source: Published in Politics on Friday, May 23, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The special court trying former president and retired general Pervez Musharraf declined to record the statement of the complainant, Interior Secretary Shahid Khan, until the accused general’s defence counsel were provided ‘all necessary documents’ related to the case.

The prosecution had, on May 14, handed over the Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) report to the defence counsel on the directions of the court, headed by Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court (SHC).

During Thursday’s hearing, Musharraf’s counsel Shaukat Hayat pointed out that the JIT had recorded the statements of more than 25 key officials.

However, the statements of only 24 witnesses had been provided to the defence.

He said that most of the witnesses were “advisers who had witnessing the seizure of documents, which can hardly be classified as important information”, adding that it was obvious that many more statements had been recorded, which were being deliberately kept from the accused.

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