Dubai: Former Army Chief and President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf declared the serious treason case against him as baseless.
Former President Pervez Musharraf has been admitted to the American Hospital in Dubai after a sudden deterioration in his health.
In a video statement from the hospital, Pervez Musharraf said, “I am very ill, I have been coming to the hospital”.
“I was blindfolded, brought to the hospital, and then I don’t know what happened,” Musharraf said.
Referring to the serious treason case filed against him, Pervez Musharraf said, “In my view, this case is absolutely baseless, I did not commit treason but served the country.”
“I fought for the country, served the country for 10 years,” said Pervez Musharraf.
The former president added that he was not heard and was not being heard in the case of serious treason.
“In this case, my lawyer Salman Safdar is not being heard. In my view, this is being violated, the requirement of justice is not being met,” he said.
The former Army Chief said, “The commission should surely come here. I am ready to make a statement to them. They should listen to me and see what the nature of my health is and then listen to this commission and my lawyer.”
It is to be noted that the Special Court of Islamabad reserved the verdict of serious treason case against Pervez Musharraf till November 28, but both Pervez Musharraf and the Interior Ministry filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court to stop the Special Court from ruling.
On November 27, the Islamabad High Court barred the special court from delivering a secure verdict in a serious treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf.
Subsequently, on November 28, a special court in Islamabad said during the hearing of a serious treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf, we are not obliged to accept the Islamabad High Court verdict.
During the hearing, Justice Nazar Akbar remarked that we are not obliged to obey the orders of the Islamabad High Court, we are obliged to obey the orders of the Supreme Court.
Chief Special Court Justice Waqar Seth remarked that he would not comment on the orders of the High Court but, given the opportunity till December 5, Musharraf should record his statement any day.