LAHORE: Musharraf charged with treason in petition filed with SC

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An advocate on Tuesday filed a petition with the Supreme Court charging former president Pervez Musharraf with ‘high treason’ and seeking his trial under Article 6 of the Constitution. The advocate, Zahid Hussain Malik, has also asked the court to direct the government not to allow Musharraf to ‘escape’ from the country. The petitioner’s lawyer said that Musharraf’s actions of November 3, 2007 were tantamount to subversion of the constitution as outlined in Article 6. The imposition of emergency led to the sacking of the entire superior judiciary, he said. He requested that the federal government — through the defence secretary – be ordered to proceed against Musharraf in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 read with the High Treason Act of 1973, and also called for his trial by a courts martial under the Pakistan Army Act. He also called for punishment for those who were ‘guilty’ of collaborating with Musharraf.Daily Times, 25-Mar-09

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