How can a commando be so afraid to return to his country: Pak SC to Musharraf

TIL Desk/World/Islamabad/ Pakistan’s Supreme Court today gave former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a deadline until tomorrow afternoon to present himself in the court in the lifetime disqualification case against him, wondering how can a commando be so afraid to return to his country.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar, who is heading a three-judge bench hearing Musharraf’s appeal against his 2013 disqualification by the Peshawar High Court, warned that if the former president does not show up in court by 2 pm tomorrow, a decision would be taken in the case according to law.

Last week, the apex court had allowed Musharraf, 74, to file nomination papers to contest the July 25 general elections on the condition that he would appear in person before the court on today in Lahore to attend the hearing in the case.

Although Musharraf’s nomination papers for Chitral’s NA-1 seat were submitted earlier this week, the former dictator did not appear in court today despite SC orders that his national identity card (CNIC) and passport were unblocked in order to facilitate his travel. “The Supreme Court is not bound to Musharraf’s terms,” justice Nisar said today.

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