General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf Ex Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Pakistan & Former President of the country (had dual position) has been charged by Islamabad High court (IHC).
When Musharraf’s lawyer approached on Thursday 18th April 2013 a procedural move to get his bailable warrant extended in the judges’ confinement case on 3rd Nov 2007 when emergency had been imposed by Musharraf.
As per Musharraf spokesman, the Judge took an unwarranted decision to reject the extension request. During proceeding of the case in IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked that Musharraf was accused of destroying the judicial system.
The court ordered that the charge of terrorism be added in FIR under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997 confirming that judges were detained in their houses and had been restrained to do official duty falls under terrorism, IHC said in the report.
As such Musharraf was referred to appear in Anti-Terrorism court (ATC) - ATC on Saturday sent General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf on judicial remand till May 4th and ordered police to present him in the next hearing, Musharraf however was presented before judge ATC Kasur Abbas Zaidi’s court.
Due to high security risk to Pervez Musharraf life, the police requested the court to declare Musharraf’s own Farm house situated in Chak Shezad as a sub-jail.
ATC therefore asked to shift Musharraf from police head quarter (where he stayed one night) to Farm house treating it a sub jail that will work under supervision of the Deputy Inspector General Prison of Punjab, ATC notification said.
The Farm house where Musharraf has been confined will remain during his 14 day judicial remand. The control of Farm house i.e. sub-jail has been taken over by Adyala jail, the security has been tightened with a large contingent of troops.
Telephone & Mobile phone facilities, Television & LAPTOP have been withdrawn completely and Musharraf will be entitled to have facility prescribed in jail manual said Adyala Jail superintendent who has taken care the Farm house business.
Musharraf personal staff (cook and security guards) has been replaced with jail personnel. Musharraf being a chief of his party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) has been prevented to meet party workers and his spokesman Dr. Mohammad Amjad who confirms that since 3 days he has not met Musharraf, National TV reported.
Musharraf lawyers Mr. Sethi and Raza Qasuri who are praying Musharraf case wanted to have some legal paper signed off but they were not allowed to consult Musharraf and jail superintendent at farm house also asked them to produce permission issued from Punjab authority, instruction received earlier from Chief Commissioner Islamabad, refused to entertain, National TV reported.
The lawyers must be allowed to plead the cases without fear and intimidation as there is constant break in between Musharraf and his lawyers a press report.
Musharraf has been confined to two rooms, the whole area (internally and externally) have been put under heavy security surveillance and being monitored with closed circuit cameras.
Musharraf hands are cleaned and he always uttered and asked to “Say Pakistan First”. His sincerity, honesty and loyalty with the country and countrymen are well known and have been acknowledged with 180 million of Pakistan said one of the participant discussing at public forum.
Despite providing list from above agencies which is even available with Supreme Court of Pakistan, all convicted & defaulters have been allowed to participate in the election. Defaulters of Utility bills (Telephone/ Gas/ electricity and water) have been eligible for Election.
Is it not obliviousness and an attempt to push the country towards to the brink of anarchy? This is just small instance.
Musharraf is the first army chief to ever be arrested in Pakistan. In Pakistan history no General has been executed.