Pervez Musharraf treason case will resume on March 8

Vastavam web: A special tribunal in Pakistan will resume on March 8 the hearing of treason case against former military dictator Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency rule in the country in 2007.Musharraf, 74, who left the country for Dubai in March 2016 , was declared a proclaimed absconder by the court in May 2016. The court also asked the government to confiscate his properties, including a farm house in suburbs of capital Islamabad.A three-member bench headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Yahyah Afridi will now resume the hearing in the case.

During the last hearing in the case, the court ordered the Interior Ministry to reverify Musharraf s properties and provide details of his current assets and bank transactions.A conviction for high treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment.

An official said that the decision to resume the hearing was taken after Musharraf s wife and daughter approached the court about the attachment of his properties.His family members asked the court to release their share in the property which is not entirely owned by Musharraf.Musharraf ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008. He is wanted in Pakistan in several criminal cases including in the killing of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.