SC to resume treason hearing; defiant Musharraf may not appear

SC to resume treason hearing; defiant Musharraf may not appear

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is set to resume the hearing of a treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday amid the latter’s refusal to personally appear before the bench.

A two judge bench of the apex court, comprising Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, has been hearing the petitions against the retired general.Earlier on Monday, the bench had directed Musharraf to appear before it today (on Tuesday) to face charges of high treason and also barred him from leaving the country.

However, later on Monday evening, Musharraf’s Facebook account quoted him as saying that:  “I have directed my panel of eminent lawyers to forcefully represent me in the Supreme Court of Pakistan tomorrow… These cases do not frighten me and I will fight all the cases in the court of law!” – Dawn