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Pakistan: Musharraf’s remand extended to 14 days

18th May 2013

ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): In the judges’ detention case, the special anti-terrorism court (ATC) of Islamabad on Saturday extended the judicial remand of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for 14 days, DawnNews reported.

Judge of ATC’s special court Kausar Abbas Zaidi heard the case.

During the hearing, the court was informed that Aamir Nadeem Tabish was appointed as the new public prosecutor of the said case.

Furthermore, Musharraf’s counsel Ilyas Siddiqui informed the court that Advocate Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam Ghumman, plaintiff of the case, had announced his decision to withdraw his petition but had not submitted a written notification to the court.

Subsequently, the court extended Musharraf’s judicial remand to 14 days and adjourned the hearing to June 1.

While talking to the media, the newly-appointed public prosecutor Tabish said that the announcement by the case’s plaintiff, Ghumman to withdraw the case is merely limited to the media.

Moreover, he said that the court shall take due action after it received an official notification from Advocate Ghumman in regard to his withdrawal of the case. He added that he had requested the court to give him time for preparing his defence.



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