Treason case: Muaharraf’s counsel seeks trial under Army Act

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Army Act was applicable on an army man breaching the Constitution, Khalid Ranjha told court. 

he counsel for former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf is seeking trial for the high treason offence under the Army Act.

The three-member bench resumed the hearing of high treason case against Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution during which Dr Khalid Ranjha spoke about the possibility of trial under the act.

Khalid Ranjha told the Special Court that Army Act 1952 had provision for trial of high treason offence for army personnel.

He said the incumbent government out of personal vendetta had initiated trial against Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution read with High Treason (Punishment) Act 1973.

The Special Court was established under Criminal Law Amendment (Special Court) Act 1976. He said Army Act was applicable on an army man breaching the Constitution.

2014-02-11

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