Govt seeks withdrawal of ‘poor investigation’ para in Article 6 case

Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad—The federal government has moved a review petition in the Islamabad High Court seeking withdrawal of the para that carries court’s remarks of ‘poor investigation’ in its order dated Nov 10, 2015 with regard to the Article 6 case against former military ruler Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf. In its order while hearing an appeal against the Special Court’s decision, the Islamabad High Court had held the federal government responsible for poor inquiry and incomplete investigation against the former president. Now the federal government has filed an appeal against that decision.
On November 10, 2015 in its nine-page judgment, Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi and Justice Aamir Farooq had though set aside the Special Court’s a year earlier (Nov 21, 2014) order of including former PM Shaukat Aziz, former CJP Abdul Hameed Dogar and former Law Minister Zahid Hamid in the investigation, yet it had admonished the federal government and its Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for poor investigation and directed it for re-investigation. Moreover, the court reminded the investigation agency of the consequences it could face for willful negligence in conducting the investigation. The federal government through a review petition
Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi and Justice Athar Minallah are hearing the government’s review petition. On Tuesday, the federation’s counsel Deputy Attorney General Afnan Karim Kundi called upon the judges to remove the para in it the court’s order that holds the federal government responsible for poor inquiry and incomplete investigation.

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