Islamabad: FIA’s joint investigation report also presented in the treason case in which it has been said that the former president Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency to make himself eligible in the presidential elections at 3rd November,2013. The trial held at the special court headed by the Chief Justice Faisal Arab where the Interior Ministry submitted a report consists of 237 pages and the statements of 24 witnesses also included in the report.
The report said that Constitution gave the option of emergency to the former president but neither the Cabinet nor any Minister’s advice has been taken in this regard. Research team sought Pervez Musharraf for explanation on 12th November, 2013 but former President Pervez Musharraf staff apologized for his absence due to mild fever. Disease certificate had been asked from the staff but it was also not given and then it has to be believed that sudden fever was just an excuse for non-appearance.
There was a fear that former president would try to go abroad that’s why it is recommended to put his name on the ECL immediately. Despite efforts by the defense ministry and the GHQ, documentations were no found regarding the steps of 3rd November, 2007. The record was important to find because Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency as Army Chief on 3rd November, as the former Governor Punjab Khalid Maqbool denied the Pervez Musharraf’s claim of consultation with Prime Minister and governors.
Later, the Home Secretary Shahid Khan has been called in case of high treason by the Special Court and Justice Faisal Arab said treason case may be over if Home Secretary Shahid Khan does not present at the court.