Musharraf is accused of treason under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and detaining judges of the superior courts.
The former president has rejected all the charges levelled against him.
A three member bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab is hearing the treason case against Pervez Musharraf.
During today’s hearing, Pervez Musharraf has said, “He does not expect justice from present rulers.”
Musharraf also said that he gave 44 years of his life to Pakistan Army and made defense invincible, adding that he gave repute and progress to this country, does it mean treason?
"I honour this court and prosecution, I strongly believe in law I don´t have ego problems, and I have appeared in court 16 times in this year in Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi," the 70-year-old, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, said.
"I am being called a traitor, I have been chief of army staff for nine years and I have served this army for 45 years. I have fought two wars and it is ´treason´?" Musharraf declared a state of emergency in November 2007 amid mounting legal challenges to his rule.
Barrister Farogh Naseem is pleading case of former president Pervez Musharraf in Special Court. He has requested Special Court to let Musharraf go to US for treatment.
Barrister Farogh Naseem also submited request in Special Court, seeking permission for Musharraf to visit her ailing Mother abroad.
For nearly three months, Musharraf has been in the AIFC where he was taken after developing a cardiac condition.
Musharraf had to rush to the AFIC on Jan 2 after he suffered chest pain while he was on his way to the special court. Initially, he was kept in the ICU but was later shifted to a room.
Late on Saturday, Musharraf was again moved to the AFIC’s ICU after his condition deteriorated due to stress upon receiving the news of his mother's illness who is currently hospitalised in Sharjah and is suffering from respiratory complications.
Earlier, non-bailable arrest warrant for Musharraf were issued in case he failed to appear before the court today.
Security measures at the Special Court were beefed up in anticipation of Musharraf’s appearance in court today, in compliance with an order issued on March 14, demanding his presence – enforced or voluntary – in the dock.
Islamabad police had covered their bases; a four-member committee was formed to escort the former president from the AFIC to court, where he has been admitted since January 2. Security passes were issued to a select few only and a police team was formed to arrest the retired general and bring him to court in the event that he refuses to appear voluntarily.
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