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Tuesday Dec 03 2019

Musharraf says lawyer not being heard in high treason case


Former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf said that the high treason case against him is baseless as he has served the country for almost a decade, adding that his lawyer in the case isn’t being paid any heed.

In a latest video message from Dubai’s American Hospital, where Musharraf is currently under-treatment, the former president spoke about his health.

“I am very unwell. It has been like this since a while, and I keep visiting the hospital,” he said.

In relation to the ongoing high treason case, the former military ruler said his lawyer Salman Safdar is not being heard and justice isn’t being done.

"Even my lawyer Salman Safdar is not being heard by the court," he says. "I have fought wars for Pakistan and served my country for 10 years."

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The former military ruler expressed hope that he will 'get justice' in the case, saying that the commission constituted in the case should try to get his stance as well.

“As for me, the commission can come here, I can give them a statement. They can come and hear me, see my condition and then decide for themselves. When they return they can give their statement and my lawyer will be heard in the court too and then I hope I will get justice,” he said.

Musharraf, who has been residing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a while now, felt under the weather Sunday night and was admitted to the hospital. The former ruler was set to undergo various tests in this regard, the sources had informed Geo News.

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Musharraf's close aide and the ex-chairperson of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Dr Muhammad Amjad, said the former president was rapidly becoming weaker due to an unknown disease, which is why he was unable to return to Pakistan to face the treason case.