Judge quits Pakistan court trying Musharraf

The head of the court trying Pervez Musharraf dissociates himself after allegations of bias.

Judge quits Pakistan court trying Musharraf

World Bulletin / News Desk

The head of a three-member special court trying Pakistan's former President General Pervez Musharraf disassociated himself from the bench on Thursday after defense lawyers continuously challenged his neutrality.

Justice Faisal Arab, who has been heading the special court since the case began on December 24, said he had always proved his neutrality but if the defense was still unsatisfied, he would not hear the case.

Earlier Thursday, the defence lawyer said the court's ordering of non-bailable arrest warrants for Musharraf for not appearing in court, showed bias because he had, according to his claims, missed the court appearances because of health and security issues.

The court is trying Musharraf for high treason charges because of the unconstitutional imposition of a state of emergency in 2007. 

Last Mod: 27 Mart 2014, 11:05
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