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Nonbailable arrest warrant against Pervez Musharraf

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:51 IST
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf for his absence in the court in connection with the 2007 judges\' detention case.ATC judge Sohail Ikram reportedly expressed his displeasure over Musharraf’s failure to present himself before the court and stated that he should have taken permission from the court before leaving the country. However, Mushrraf’s lawyer Akhtar Shah cited medical reasons for his absence and informed the court that his client had gone abroad for medical treatment with permission of the government.According to a media report, the court issued a non-bailable warrant after scrutinising that the Pervez Musharraf did not obtain prior permission from the ATC before his disappearance.However, dna reported that the Pakistan court had issued a similar order last year in September 2015 which was withdrawn after the retired army general who is facing terrorism charges did not appear in the court and sent a medical certificate instead. An FIR had been registered against Musharraf in 2009 for detaining over 60 judges including former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and imposing a state of emergency in the countryThe court will again hear the case on 22 April.
First published: 9 April 2016, 4:44 IST