Pakistan’s former army dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Friday filed a petition in a court docket towards the particular court docket’s verdict convicting him of top treason and sentencing him to demise, consistent with media reviews.
Closing week, the particular court docket in Islamabad sentenced 76-year-old Musharraf to demise in absentia for prime treason following a six-year felony case.
The 86 page-long petition, filed via Recommend Azhar Siddique within the Lahore Prime Court docket (LHC) on Friday on Musharraf’s behalf, named the government and others as respondents, Break of day Information reported.
The petition highlighted that the “judgement contained a mixture of anomalies and contradictory statements”. It added that the particular court docket “all of a sudden and hurriedly wrapped up the trial which was once some distance from conclusion”, the file stated.
The petition said that the particular court docket “has now not considered that no movements unfavourable to nationwide passion have been taken via the applicant” as “no offence of top treason is made out from the proof introduced towards him (Musharraf) earlier than the particular court docket”.
The whole bench, chaired via Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, will pay attention the petition on January 9, 2020.
The previous president has prayed to the top court docket to droop the verdict, the Categorical Tribune reported.
Musharraf had previous moved the LHC towards the charter of the particular court docket.
He filed an utility within the LHC, urging it to halt the particular court docket from sentencing him in absentia.
3 days after he had filed the petition, Musharraf, who’s recently in Dubai the place he is looking for remedy for a couple of sicknesses, was once passed the demise penalty via the particular court docket in Islamabad after the three-member bench convicted him within the treason case.
Musharraf suspended the Charter in 2007 and announce emergency which underneath Article 6 of the Charter of Pakistan is an act of treason punishable with demise.
He’s the primary army ruler to obtain the capital punishment in Pakistan’s historical past. His sentencing was once extremely important in Pakistan the place the robust army has dominated the rustic for almost part of its 72-year historical past.
He got here to energy in 1999 via toppling the federal government of then high minister Nawaz Sharif and dominated till 2008. He has 30 days to report enchantment within the apex court docket.