Special court to address Musharrafs representation in high treason case

Source:  Dawn.com Published in Justice on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ISLAMABAD: A special court is likely to address on July 19 whether former military dictator retired Gen Pervez Musharraf can be represented by counsel in a high treason case after being declared a proclaimed offender.

Adjourning the proceedings of the high treason case, a three judge bench of the special court headed by Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, the chief justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), observed that: “Since the accused [Musharraf] has become a fugitive from the law, and all the legal formalities as required under sections 204, 514 and 87 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) have been completed against him, [his] defence team is directed to assist the court [on] whether it can represent the accused anymore.”

On May 11, the bench declared Musharraf a proclaimed offender in the high treason case, and directed the prosecution to advertise the proclamation in newspapers, as well as put up posters outside prominent sites and the accused’s residences.

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