ISLAMABAD: The Special Court trying former President Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf under high treason act of the Constitution for abrogating and subverting constitution by proclamation of emergency in the country on Tuesday adjourned hearing till Wednesday (September 17).
The three-member Special Court bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali resumed hearing of the high profile treason case and a conviction can lead to life imprisonment or death penalty.
During the course of proceedings, the Defence counsel cross-examined the last prosecution witness Khalid Rasool Qureshi, Head FIA Investigation Team.
Answering the Defence counsel questions, Khalid Qureshi said that the investigation team did not review the press briefing of former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. He said that Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency and Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) as Chief of Army Staff but not as President of Pakistan.
He said that the prime minister only advises President not to Chief of Army Staff. The prime minister sent summary to President instead of advice and the record of summary and advice always contained in the prime minister office, he added.
Replying to a question, the prosecution witness said that the investigation team did not ignore the facts and figures during investigation and lodging case against the former President.
He said that the investigation team could not find any clue that the emergency was imposed upon then Prime Minister Advice after consultation with all stake holders.
The Defence Counsel asked the prosecution witness that why the FIA team not reviews the press briefing of Former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz held on November 04, 2007. Khalid Qureshi replied that the FIA investigation team only reviews the November 03, 2007 proclamation of emergency and subsequent events were to verify it and it was not necessary to examine them.
The court adjourned hearing till Wednesday and the Defence counsel would continue cross-examining of the last Prosecution witness.