Pervez Musharraf declared Absconder in high treason case


Islamabad: A special Court in Pakistan has declared Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf a proclaimed offender in a treason case. Despite several court summon he failed to appear in person.  The Court ordered the Government to produce Musharraf in Court within 30 days. Musharraf flew to Dubai for purported medical treatment after the Supreme Court lifted the ban on his foreign trips and it is believed that he may never return to face a slew of several high-profile cases against him.

Pervez Musharraf is facing high treason trial under Article 6 of the Constitution for promulgating emergency and issuing Provisional Constitutional Order 3rd November 2007.

A three-member bench comprised of Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Minakhel, Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar and Justice Mohammad Yawar Ali directed the prosecutor to publish advertisements in both Urdu and English newspapers declaring Musharraf Proclaimed Offender, and place posters outside the court and Musharraf’s residences. The prosecutor was also ordered to submit record of all property owned by the accused before the next hearing on July 12.

Non-bailable warrants against him have already been issued during the previous hearing.