BB murder case: ATC declares petitioner’s stance on Musharraf’s exemption weak

RAWALPINDI: A petitioner Advocate Akhtar Shah on Tuesday moved a petition in the Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) regarding Benazir murder case with the stance that former president has exemption to appear in the court in any criminal case.

ATC judge Habibur Rehman conducted hearing of petition and said that the petitioner should be clear whether he is entitled to take such legal step on the part of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf.

Learned counsel Akhtar Shah took the stance that Aiwan-e-Sadr has an exemption in accordance with the constitution; that is why former president Pervez Mushrraf can not be directly involved in the Benazir murder case.

FIA Prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar said that Akhtar Shah is not entitled to move such a petition.

The court consulted the petitioner on which behalf he has moved the application in the court.

Upon this, the petitioner was of the view that he has nothing to do with any party; rather he has appeared in the court just in order to guide the court.

Upon this, the court said that first of all it should be determined whether the petition is maintainable or not.

The ATC adjourned the hearing till October 08.