Ghazi murder case: Court rejects Musharraf’s plea for permanent exemption

ISLAMABAD: Former president Pervez Musharraf’s petition seeking permanent exemption in Ghazi murder case has been rejected by the court, court has summoned him on May 3, Aaj News reported on Saturday.

Ghazi murder case was heard by the Additional Session Judge Wajid Ali in Islamabad.

During the hearing, Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer Akhtar Shah Advocate argued that Pervez Musharraf has serious security threats, as he recently escaped an attempt on his life made during shifting from hospital to Farmhouse residence due to jammers device and the explosion occurred after his convoy safely passed by.

The plaintiff Haroon Rashid’s lawyer Tariq Asad Advocate said that Pervez Musharraf could be produced in the court by making proper security arrangements. He also suggested that Pervez Musharraf’s trial could be held in the High Court building.

Later, the court allowed Musharraf’s exemption for today. However, his permanent exemption plea was rejected and summoned on May 3 next hearing.