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SC rejects Musharraf plea to postpone treason case

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s plea to put off a treason case against him till after May 11 general elections was Tuesday rejected by the Pakistan Supreme Court which,however,refused to order his arrest

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s plea to put off a treason case against him till after May 11 general elections was Tuesday rejected by the Pakistan Supreme Court which,however,refused to order his arrest.

A two-judge bench led by Justice Jawad Khwaja,hearing five petitions seeking Musharraf’s trial for treason for subverting the constitution and declaring an emergency in 2007,turned down Musharraf’s lawyer Ahmed Raza Kasuri’s plea to defer the case till next month.

The Bench also rejected a request by the petitioners to arrest the former President. The bench further clarified it had not issued any stay order on Musharraf’s political activities.