Musharraf’s High Treason Case: FIA report presented before Special Court

ISLAMABAD: Regarding the high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented its investigation report in the Special Court hearing, Aaj News reported on Wednesday.

According to the sources, the report was presented today before three-member bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab. The bench had ordered FIA to provide its enquiry report to the accused.

The FIA report contains 237 pages containing statements of 24 witnesses, with 11 pages of Joint Investigation Team report over former army chief’s steps, sources said.
Musharraf’s defence counsel, Barrister Farogh Naseem says that the report will help him defend his client in the legal battle.

According to the report, no meeting of the Federal Cabinet was held to decide imposition of emergency rule in 2007, contrary to Musharraf’s claim. Rather, it said Musharraf’s close aides refused to be part of any consultation for the emergency.

Musharraf has been banned from leaving Pakistan as the federal government has refused to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

He faces the death penalty if convicted of the charges, under Article 6 of the Constitution. It is pertinent to know that Musharraf is also on bail in three other major cases linked to his time.