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Pervez Muaharraf's counsel seeking trial under Army Act for treason offence

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 12:25pm IST | Agency: ANI

The counsel for former Pakistan president General (r) Pervez Musharraf is seeking trial for the high treason offence under the Army Act.

Dr Khalid Ranjha told the Special Court that Army Act 1952 had provision for trial of high treason offence for army personnel. The three-member bench resumed the hearing of high treason case against Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution during which Ranjha spoke about the possibility of trial under the act, the Nation reports.

According to the report, Ranjha said the incumbent government out of personal vendetta had initiated trial against Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution read with High Treason (Punishment) Act 1973. The Special Court was established under Criminal Law Amendment (Special Court) Act 1976. He said Army Act was applicable on an army man breaching the Constitution.

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