Islamabad: The hearing of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s treason case was adjourned Tuesday until Wednesday as the special court judges could not reach the premises amid a boycott of the proceedings by lawyers.
The lawyers representing the district bar and Islamabad High Court called a strike following Monday’s gun and bomb attack in a court here that left at least 11 people dead, including additional sessions judge Rafaqat Awan, and injured 29, reported the Dawn online.
The former army chief is facing the charge of high treason, which can carry the death sentence, for imposing Emergency and subverting the constitution in 2007.
Registrar Abdul Ghani Soomro adjourned the case’s hearing as special court judges could not reach the court premises.
Musharraf’s counsel Ahmed Raza Kasuri said the lawyers have announced boycott of court proceedings for a week.
Following the attack, there were security threats surrounding the court premises, Kasuri said.
He said if weak security prevailed, Musharraf would not appear in the court.
Musharraf treason case adjourned over lawyers’ strike