Pervez Musharraf seeks presidential-level security for court hearing

Aug 21, 2018, 09:15 IST | Agencies

A special court presided over by Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar summoned the interior secretary on August 27. The bench will also consider whether the trial can continue without recording Musharraf's statement

Pervez Musharraf seeks presidential-level security for court hearing
Pervez Musharraf. File pic

Pakistan's former dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf yesterday demanded presidential-level security to appear before a special court hearing the treason case against him, saying his life is in "danger".

The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against Musharraf over the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007. The 74-year-old former Army chief is currently living in Dubai.

A special court presided over by Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar summoned the interior secretary on August 27. The bench will also consider whether the trial can continue without recording Musharraf's statement.

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