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Pak forms panel to probe high treason case against Musharraf

Pakistan has formed a high-level panel to probe the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency rule

Pakistan has formed a high-level panel to probe the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency rule in 2007,the government said Thursday.

The 69-year-old former president,who faces high treason charges for abrogating the constitution during his 1999-2008 rule,had imposed emergency rule in November 2007,and suspended the constitution.

He had also placed dozens of top judges under house arrest who had refused to take oath under his Provisional Constitutional Order.

Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan told the National Assembly that a four-member committee comprising senior officials of the Federal Investigation Agency will probe the case.

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Nisar said the committee will keep the Interior Ministry informed about its investigation and submit its report within the shortest possible time.

Earlier,the Supreme Court Thursday reserved its verdict on petitions,seeking high treason proceedings against Musharraf. The verdict will be announced at an appropriate time.

Attorney General Munir Malik said a timeframe will also be set to complete the hearing of the case.