Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Justice Arab returns to court after walkout  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 29/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) a statement issued by the court said justice arab had not disassociated himself from the case but rather had just walked out of the court for the day (thursday)

Justice faisal arab head of the special court constituted to try former military ruler gen. pervez musharraf who had on thursday morning walked out of the court room amid tense exchanges with lawyers of the former general in the afternoon returned to the court and announced he would continue to preside over the hearing.


A statement issued by the court said justice arab had not disassociated himself from the case but rather had just walked out of the court for the day (thursday).


The statement further clarified that the non-bailable arrest warrants against musharraf issued by the court in its order a fortnight ago remained effective.


It was earlier reported that justice arab who heads the three-member bench had recused himself from the hearing after being repeatedly accused by the defence attorney of bias.


The special court also dismissed petitions filed against the non-bailable arrest warrants for musharraf.


Musharraf is currently lodged in the armed forces’ institute of cardiology (afic) rawalpindi close to the ghq since january 5 after he complained of heart problem. he has refused to have angiography in the most sophisticated cardiology hospital of the country and demanded that he be allowed to travel abroad for treatment.


The hearing of the case was adjourned till march 31.


Earlier on thursday it had been widely reported that justice arab had recused himself from the court following an exchange of arguments with musharraf’s counsel anwar mansoor.


However the judge later clarified that he had only walked out of thursday’s proceedings as opposed to dissociating himself from the case altogether.


Adjourning the case to march 31 the court also ruled that its earlier order for the government to arrest and produce musharraf if he refused to appear before it on the said date on his own remained intact.


Earlier during the hearing mansoor told the court that inclusion of the arrest warrant in the court’s order gave the impression that the former military strongman was not appearing before the court on purpose but that was not the case. he said his client had serious reservations against the court’s move.


Upon hearing this chief prosecutor akram sheikh began his line of arguments but was interrupted by mansoor who said that the defence team had objections against sheikh’s appointment as prosecutor adding that the court had reserved its order over the matter.


He said that sheikh should not be allowed to argue in court as the defence team had been raising objections against his appointment from day one as well as against the manner in which the proceedings were taking place.


Mansoor further claimed that it was common knowledge in the corridors of the national assembly and the senate that sheikh was tasked with the objective of awarding punishment to musharraf.


Justice arab said that submission of an application against the prosecutor’s appointment did not mean he should be stopped from arguing in court. the judge added that it was the court’s job to make a decision on the matter and if the application was accepted only then could sheikh be stopped from performing his duties as chief prosecutor.


Subsequently justice arab left the court room saying that if the defence did not think the judges to be impartial the country had no dearth of jurists who could be asked to do the job.


News?khaleejtimes.com

for more news from khaleej times follow us on facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on twitter at ?khaleejtimes

follow ?khaleejtimes --


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Human League to perform in DubaiKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Human League bring their electro-pop back catalogue to Dubai New wave legends The Human League will bathe The Irish Village in synths for their show on Thursday September ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Ismail Matar backs Mahdis contract extensionKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Matar hinted that het could be able to return to the pitch in two weeks time after covering half of the four-week period decided by the doctors for his recovery.Dubai: Al ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Dubai does well to curb thalassaemia in newbornsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Drop in the number of disease cases attributed to awareness campaigns screenings.The number of cases of thalassaemia in newborns in Dubai has drastically reduced due to the ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Umm Al Quwain offers 50 per cent off on traffic finesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The 50 per cent cut on pending fines includes unpaid fines for speeding and other traffic violations available till December 5.The UAQ Police are offering a 50 per cent ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Ajman launches online renewal of car registrationKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The programme also provides the opportunity for public to renew their registration card without having to visit the traffic department.The Ajman Police on Monday launched its ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Cop accused of kidnapping raping womanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) He drove her to a dark location near a construction site after offering a lift where he allegedly raped her.A cop has been charged in the Court of First Instance with ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Manager blackmails women staff for sex court hearsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Three women have complained against the 31-year-old man alleging that he had been constantly sexually harassing them.A Palestinian manager has been brought before the Court ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- 22-year-old Indian found hanging from treeKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Police patrols and paramedics were rushed to the spot who took down the body and transferred it to Al Dhaid Hospital for an autopsy.A 22-year-old Indian man was found hanging ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Destination Dubai for learningKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Emirates education authorities are focusing on Research and Business Development to commercialise technology and part-time work/study policy.The UAE is currently ranked the ...

 Sep 2 2014 - UAE- Scarcity of Indian jumbo passports adds to woes of frequent travellersKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Indian missions in the UAE were issuing only the 64-page booklets after the supply of ordinary booklets was affected due to technical issues.Just as they were clearing a ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help