ISLAMABAD: The special court, hearing the treason trial against former military ruler Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf, reserved its judgement over the absence of the former president from today's hearing of the case while the the next hearing until tomorrow, DawnNews reported.
A three-member bench, led by Justice Faisal Arab, resumed the hearing of the 'high treason' case under Article 6 of the Constitution against Musharraf, who has been charged by the government charged of abrogating, subverting, suspending, holding in abeyance and attempting to conspire against the 1973 Constitution by declaring emergency and overthrowing the superior judiciary in November 2007.
During the hearing, Justice Arab asked the counsel of the former military strongman to submit the statement regarding Musharraf's absence from today's hearing.
Lawyer for Musharraf, Advocate Anwer Mansoor, said that he was not able to meet his client and had no information regarding his absence.
When Justice Arab probed for an explanation, Mansoor replied that the condition of the former president's health was known to all and that he would not be able to attend the hearing.