LAHORE: Former president Pervez Musharraf has determined not to appear before the Supreme Court, Geo News reported citing sources, after the apex court docket ordered him to return to Pakistan by 2pm on June 14.
The Supreme Court earlier as we speak heard a case filed by Musharraf in 2015 in opposition to the rejection of his nomination papers within the 2013 normal elections, at its Lahore Registry.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the previous president to return to the nation by 2pm on Thursday. “The verdict will be announced in compliance with the law upon Musharraf’s failure to follow the orders,” he remarked.
The apex court docket famous that it was not certain to adjust to any circumstances set forth by Musharraf.
“Musharraf was assured he would get protection but we are not bound to issue a written assurance to him,” noticed Chief Justice Nisar.
The Supreme Court, on June 7, had ordered the previous president to appear before it and warranted he would not be arrested upon look.
Chief Justice Nisar had remarked that the apex court docket would move an order making certain authorities to not arrest Musharraf before his look in court docket.
“He [Musharraf] should come [to the court] if he is a commando. Like politicians, he should not keep claiming he will return.”
The chief justice had additional noticed that the scrutiny of Musharraf’s nomination papers for the upcoming General Election 2018 would not be allowed if he failed to return to Pakistan.
“What does Musharraf need protection from and what is he so afraid of? How is a [brave] commando so afraid?”
Musharraf’s lawyer had knowledgeable the court docket that his consumer was prepared to face the treason fees if he was given the assure to be protected.
“My client is ill and a medical board has to examine him,” the lawyer had stated. To this, the chief justice had responded that the court docket would order the structure of a medical board.
“Musharraf can come back to Pakistan in an air ambulance, and we will order the constitution of a medical board,” Chief Justice Nisar had remarked.
The lawyer had contended that Musharraf’s nomination papers have been rejected in gentle of the Sindh High Court verdict. He had argued that the decision had been introduced in his consumer’s absence and requested the court docket to restore his consumer’s candidature.
Special court docket shaped in excessive treason case
A particular court docket bench was shaped on Wednesday headed by Chief Justice Lahore High Court Yawar Ali Khan within the excessive treason case in opposition to former president Musharraf.
The particular court docket bench will even embody Justice Nazar Akbar.
President Mamnoon Hussain accepted the formation of the two-member particular court docket.
Musharraf has not visited Pakistan since leaving for Dubai in March 2016.