A special court has scheduled the hearing of the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for August 20.
Previously, lawyer Akram Sheikh stepped down as the head of the prosecution team tasked by the previous federal government to prosecute Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution.
According to sources, the decision to resume the case pertaining to imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in the country in 2007 was decided in a meeting held on August 1 between three members of the bench namely; Lahore High Court Justice Yawar Ali, Balochistan High Court judge Justice Tahira Safdar and Sindh High Court judge Nazar Akbar. The judges will be holding another meeting on August 13 in Lahore.
Legal experts believe that the treason case is a litmus test for the new government: It was one of the reasons that sparked the civilian-military tussle after the PML-N government initiated the case against the former army chief.