Court Orders To Arrest Ex President Of Pakistan

The special court hearing the case against former president of Pakistan General (retd) Pervez Musharraf ordered on Thursday the confiscation of the ex-army chief’s properties.

Chief Justice Afridi remarked that the court is ordering the arrest and seizure of Musharraf’s properties. Musharraf’s counsel, Akhtar Shah, pleaded the court not to order confiscation of Musharraf’s properties until March 21, but Justice Afridi remarked that this court procedure and cannot be curtailed.

Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Yahya Afridi is heading the bench which includes Lahore High Court Chief Justice Yawar Ali and Balochistan High Court Justice Tahira Safdar.

The bench, formed in 2013, is hearing the case of imposition of extra-constitutional emergency by Musharraf in November 2007.

As the hearing went under way, the Interior Ministry submitted in court a report on Musharrafs properties, stating that four of seven properties are owned by the former president and army chief.

This hearing was resumed today after a gap of 9 months.

Source: Geo News