The Lahore High Court has declared formation of a special court which heard the treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf as ‘Unconstitutional’.
The court, which heard Pervez Musharraf’s petition in Lahore today, also ruled that the treason case against the former President was not prepared in accordance with the law.
A three-member Bench of the court, comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti and Justice Chaudhry Masood Jahangir, delivered the unanimous verdict.
Earlier, the high court had reserved its verdict on petition against formation of the special court for high treason case against Musharraf.
Additional Attorney General (AAG) Ishtiaq A. Khan concluded his arguments before a three-member bench of the high court headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi. Justice Ameer Bhatti and Justice Chaudhry Masood Jahangir were other two members of the bench.
In his arguments over the Article 6 and the federal cabinet’s decision, the AAG said that the Article VI was amended after the 18th Amendment in the constitution under which the November 03, 2007 proclamation of emergency was declared a heinous crime.
The government counsel also argued that the case against Pervez Musharraf was not the part of the agenda of the federal cabinet’s meeting on June 26, 2013.