Former President Pervez Musharraf filed two separate petitions seeking a permanent exemption from making a court appearance in the Ghazi Abdur Rasheed murder case and judges’ detention case.
Additional Session Judge Wajid Ali heard a case filed by Haroon Rasheed, the son of Lal Masjid cleric Ghazi Abdur Rasheed, against the former army chief.
Musharraf’s lawyer Ilyas Siddiqui filed a petition in the court, stating that the former military chief sought permanent exemption from appearing in the court due to security concerns.
The court issued notices to the federal government seeking its reply on the application, and adjourned the hearing until November 26.
Meanwhile, the former president also filed a similar petition in an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) regarding the judges’ detention case. The aforementioned court approved the application for hearing and adjourned the hearing until November 26 as well.
The former president has been declared a ‘free citizen’ after getting bail in all cases he was facing in Pakistan.