Pak govt. to press five charges against Musharraf in high treason case

Islamabad, Dec. 09: The Pakistan government has decided to press five charges against former President General Pervez Musharraf in the 'high treason' case.

The government plans to charge Musharraf with abrogating, subverting, suspending, holding in abeyance and attempting to conspire against the 1973 Constitution by declaring emergency and overthrowing superior judiciary in November 2007, Dawn News reports.

However, the government has not nominated any co-accused in the case and the complaint does not blame Musharraf for the 1999 military coup.

A formal complaint will be filed in a three-judge special court set up for his trial under Article-6 (1) of the Constitution for 2007 emergency, the report added.

According to the report, the interior secretary will act as the complainant and authorize the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General to file the complaint.

The complaint pleads that the accused be tried on five heads of charges as mentioned in Article 6 and, if found guilty of any or all the charges, shall be punishable with death or imprisonment for life.

--ANI (Posted on 09-12-2013)

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