Musharraf’s judicial remand extended for 14 days

ISLAMABAD: Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has extended judicial remand of former president Pervez Musharraf for 14 days in judges’ detention case besides granting him exemption from attendance in the court for one day.

Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi of ATC took up the case for hearing Friday. Pervez Musharraf was not produced in the court due to security concerns.

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Ilyas Siddiqui counsel for Pervez Musharraf told the court police had not presented challan of the case in the court so far.

The investigation officer told the court that prosecutor Syed Muhammad Tayyab Shah had regretted to engage in the case therefore, the challan could not be presented.

Newly appointed prosecutor in the case Aamir Nadim Tabish prayed the court that he be allowed time for making preparations in the case.

Aslam Ghumman, the petitioner in Judges detention case announced to withdraw his petition during a press conference here Saturday.

Aslam Ghumman said that the country could not afford any turmoil at present “ There is no pressure whatsoever from any side on me and I have decided to withdraw petition in the national interest. No one including judges contacted me in this respect. I have not changed my stance on this count and I have only withdrawn my petition.

He held that case against Musharraf was a state related matter which was not in the national interest. “ Neither I will appear in the court nor will I press for prosecuting Musharraf. It is upto court what decision it gives against Musharraf in this case”, he added.

It may be mentioned that the hearing of this case was conducted Saturday in farm house of Pervez Musharraf at Chak Shahzad which has been declared sub jail.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case till May, 22.
The case was registered with Secretariat Police station on August, 11, 2009 on the complaint of Aslam Ghumman advocate.

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