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Pak panel to probe high treason case against Musharraf
Islamabad, June 28, 2013
First Published: 01:00 IST(28/6/2013)
Last Updated: 01:02 IST(28/6/2013)

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 on Thursday.

Musharraf, 69, 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.

Nisar said the committee will keep the Interior Ministry informed about its investigation and submit its report within the shortest possible time. The verdict will be announced on an appropriate time. Attorney General Munir Malik informed the SC that an investigation team will probe the emergency promulgated by Musharraf and the PM has issued necessary directives to the interior secretary about the case proceedings.

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