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Pak govt refuses to try Musharraf for treason

Pakistan's caretaker government has told the Supreme Court it will not file treason charges against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. Imtiaz Ahmad reports.

world Updated: Apr 23, 2013 00:39 IST
Imtiaz Ahmad

Former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf got a breather on Monday as the country's caretaker government told the Supreme Court that it would not take any action against the former military ruler as it was not part of its mandate.

In its reply delivered to the court, the government stated that its mandate was "first and foremost to carry free and fair elections and then to provide security to the candidates standing for elections."

In response to the court's request for an opinion, the caretaker government said that it will abstain from giving any independent statement concerning Musharraf's ongoing trial under Article 6 of the Constitution.