LAHORE: Justice Ijaz Ahmad of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday overruled the registrar office’s objection and admitted for preliminary hearing a petition against alleged unnecessary media coverage of Pervez Musharraf.
Earlier, the LHC registrar office had objected to the maintainability of the petition. An advocate, Afaq Ahmad, filed the petition stating that Musharraf abrogated the constitution twice and imposed emergency in the country, and such a person “who played havoc with the most sacred book of the state” did not deserve any concession. He stated that the election commission disqualified Musharraf from elections, invoking articles 62 and 63 of the constitution.
He stated that at present a special court is conducting the high treason trial of the former military ruler. He stated that Musharraf had been given unnecessary media coverage although he is being tried on high treason charge. Ahmad stated that the supporters of Musharraf were also speaking in his favour audaciously, and criticising the court that is holding the trial of the former dictator. He requested that a ban be imposed on the “needless promotion of Musharraf”. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that the state and the constitution were the real petitioners in Musharraf’s treason case. He said it was up to the court to decide whether son November 3, 2007, when Musharraf imposed emergency.
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