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Pakistani Court issues arrest warrant against Pervez Musharraf

Friday, 31 January 2014 - 6:15pm IST | Agency: IANS

A Pakistani court Friday issued a bailable arrest warrant against Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf, media reported.

The special court constituted to try the former army chief on charges of high treason also rejected his application for permission to go abroad for medical treatment, Dawn online reported.

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Faisal Arab, reserved its decision on the medical report of Musharraf. The court said Musharraf's medical report submitted by doctors did not state anywhere that he was unable to appear before the judges. The Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistani government set up the special court to try the former army chief on charges of high treason for imposing Emergency and subverting the constitution in 2007.

Musharraf has been charged with abrogating, subverting, suspending, holding in abeyance, and attempting to conspire against the 1973 constitution by declaring Emergency and detaining judges of the superior courts.

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