Petition moved in favour of Musharraf
A petitioner, Advocate Akhtar Shah, on Tuesday moved a petition in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) regarding Benazir murder case with a stance that former President has exemption to appear in the court in any criminal case. ATC judge Habibur Rehman heard the petition and said the petitioner should be clear whether he was entitled to take such legal step on the part of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf.
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Shah took the stance that Aiwan-e-Sadr had an exemption in accordance with the constitution; that is why former president Pervez Musharraf could not be directly involved in the Benazir murder case. FIA Prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar said that Shah was not entitled to move such a petition. The court consulted the petitioner on whose behalf he had moved the application in the court. To this, the petitioner was of the view that he had nothing to do with any party; rather he had appeared in the court with a view to guiding the court. The court replied that first of all it should be determined whether or not the petition was maintainable.
The ATC adjourned the hearing till October 08.