ISLAMAABD: Two witnesses appeared before the special court trying former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case on behalf of the prosecution Thursday and recorded their statements.
The witnesses, a section officer and a former deputy secretary of Cabinet Division, were cross-examined by Musharraf’s lawyers.
The original documents pertaining to the November 3, 2007 emergency bearing Musharraf’s signatures and PCO were also presented in the special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab.
Recording his statement, section officer Kaleem Ahmed Shehzad said an officer of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) came to his office on December 4 last year and asked for the relevant documents, including the verified copy of the proclamation of the emergency and the letter sent by President House Secretariat.
He further informed that on December 6, FIA asked for three more documents and one of those belonging to their department was provided.
On December 18, FIA asked for the emergency case and PCO documents which were provided on December 19.
Answering the inquiries of defence lawyer Shaukat Hayat, Kaleem Ahmed said that Musharraf’s name and the inquiry number were not mentioned in the statements.
Second witness former deputy secretary Cabinet Division Siraj Ahmed told the court that FIA had been provided with the emergency case documents bearing Musharraf’s signatures.
“Musharraf did not sign the documents in my presence,” said Siraj Ahmed. All the documents were handed over to FIA in Kaleem Ahmed’s office and his statement was also recorded there, he said.
The case was later adjourned till July 8.