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'Unnecessary coverage' for Musharraf : LHC summons DAG on 16th

15 January, 2014

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Umar Ata Bandial on Monday summoned the deputy attorney general (DAG) for assistance while hearing a petition against the alleged unnecessary coverage being given to former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf.

The chief justice directed the federal government's law office to appear in court on January 16.

Advocate Afaq Ahmad had filed the petition stating that Musharraf abrogated the constitution twice and imposed emergency in the country and that such a person who played havoc with the most sacred book of the state did not deserve any concession.

He said that the Election Commission of Pakistan had disqualified Musharraf for contesting elections invoking Articles 62 and 63 of the constitution. He stated that at present a special court was conducting trial of the former military ruler on treason charges. He added that such an accused had been given unnecessary coverage despite being facing high treason charges.

He said that supporters of Musharraf were also speaking in his favour audaciously and criticising the court holding trial of the former dictator. He requested the court to impose a ban on the "needless promotion" of Musharraf.


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