Court orders restoration of Musharraf’s accounts

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 2:17:30 by

 The anti-terrorism court (ATC) of Rawalpindi on Tuesday ordered restoration of the frozen bank accounts and assets of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Musharraf had filed a petition for the recovery of his assets and bank accounts in the ATC, on which the court had reserved the judgment.

 Musharraf’s lawyer Ilyas Siddiqui pleaded the court to withdraw its earlier order of confiscating Musharraf’s assets, and argued that the assets of a proclaimed offender cannot be seized if he presents himself before the court within two years.

 He further informed the court that the summon sent to his client was also not implemented. However, the prosecutor of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed that the notices sent to Musharraf were followed out.

 The court, after hearing the arguments of Musharraf’s counsel and the FIA, ordered to release the applicant’s assets and bank accounts.

Meanwhile the former President will be indicted in Benazir Bhutto murder case on the sixth of next month.

Pervez Musharraf was produced before the anti-terrorism court Rawalpindi today‚ where he was provided with the copies of the case.

The court directed that Pervez Musharraf should again be produced before it on the next hearing.

Balochistan High Court also rejected Pervez Musharraf’s bail plea in Akbar Bugti murder case on Tuesday.

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