Musharraf shifted to police headquarters
ISLAMABAD: Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to the police headquarters here from his farmhouse in Chak Shahzad.
According to the law anyone granted a transit remand must be kept within police jurisdiction. Musharraf is expected to remain at the police headquarters until he is presented before an Anti-Terrorism Court.
Earlier on Friday, the former president was arrested and presented before Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Abbas. After a brief hearing the court issued a written order to grant him two-day transit remand. He was shifted to his farmhouse in Chak Shahzad which was declared sub-jail
The judicial magistrate further said that the police should abide by the Islamabad High Court’s order and include Section 7 of the anti-terrorism law in the charges against the former president and submit a report.
Speaking to Geo News after the hearing, Musharraf said he returned to Pakistan out of his own will and respects the courts. He expressed his determination to face the consequences.
ISLAMABAD HIGH COURT ORDER
In its order the Islamabad High Court has held Inspector General Police Islamabad responsible for Pervez Musharraf fleeing from the premises of the court on Thursday. The court has directed the Defence Secretary to take action against those responsible.
According to a press release by the US Embassy, the United States takes no position on the return of former President Pervez Musharraf or the legal proceedings against him. This is an issue to be resolved solely in accordance with Pakistan’s Constitution and laws.
The press release further states that the United States reaffirms it is backing democracy in Pakistan, and does not support any particular political party or individual candidate.
INVESTIGATION OFFICER REPLACED
The officer investigating the Pervez Musharraf case, Sultan Mehmood, has been removed. Rana Mubarak has been appointed as the new investigation officer.