Lal Masjid operation: IHC moved for registration of FIR against Musharraf


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday was approached for registration of a criminal case against former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf in Lal Masjid operation case.

The petition was filed by Haroon Rasheed, son of Gazi Abbdul Rashid, through his counsel Tariq Asad against the “murder” of his father and grandmother in the Lal Masjid operation.

The petitioner, while making Musharraf and the Aabpara station house officer respondents, alleged that his father and grandmother had been killed during a military operation ordered by then president Pervaiz Musharraf.

“Several applications had been filed before the Aabpara SHO to register an FIR, but it was refused. Now from the report of the commission set up on the orders of the Supreme Court, it is disclosed that the military operation had been carried out on the orders of Musharraf,” the petitioner said.

He said a large number of people had been killed against the law of the land and a large number of students went missing during the operation.

He said the petition had been filed under Section 22-A of CrPC before the learned additional sessions judge, who dismissed the petition without assigning any reasons.

The impugned order had been passed without lawful authority and it was liable to be set aside by accepting this petition.

The evidence deposed by a large number of witnesses recorded in the report of the commission appointed by the Supreme Court to probe into the matter also revealed that Musharraf was responsible for killing innocent people.

The petitioner said the law required that the responsible should be dealt in accordance with the law of the land.

He prayed to set aside the impugned order passed on April 23 by the additional sessions judge and to register a case of murder against Musharraf in accordance with the law.