Musharraf challenges SC registrar’s decision to turn down plea against conviction
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday challenged Supreme Court Registrar’s decision of refusing to entertain his appeal against the special court’s decision in the high treason case.
The appeal stated that Musharraf’s health declined significantly requiring specialised treatment abroad and he was given permission and approval of the court to leave the country on medical grounds.
Former president’s attorney Salman Safdar, while filing the appeal, stated that the requirement of surrendering Musharraf is not applicable owing to his health condition.
It also mentioned that the former military dictator tried to return to Pakistan but was unable to because of his deteriorating health.
The petition also stated that the former president ‘deserves’ that his appeal be entertained and heard by the Supreme Court.
It mentioned that Musharraf is neither a ‘fugitive from law’, nor is he a ‘proclaimed offender’ or ‘absconder’ – particularly because he left Pakistan for medical treatment, with permission of the complainant.