Pervez Musharraf fails to appear before court

Islamabad, Jan 1 : Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday did not appear before a special court to face trial for the treason case against him, reports said.

Musharraf's lawyers sought adjournment of the hearing of treason case for five weeks.

"Musharraf's lawyers have made a plea in the filed petition that the federal government hasn't made appropriate security arrangements, the hearing of the case be adjourned for five weeks," Geo News reported.

He will be the first military dictator in the history of the Asian nation to face a trial for treason.

According to reports, explosives have been recovered on the way from Chak Shahzad to the special court.

Musharraf is presently at his Chak Shahzad residence, reports said.

Musharraf returned to Pakistan in March last year after years of self-exile in the UK.

Musharraf rose to power in Pakistan in a coup in 1999. He had stepped down from the power in 2008 and was threatened with impeachment, which resulted in his self-exile.

--IBNS (Posted on 01-01-2014)

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