Quotes: 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 31the 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 --


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 26 2017 - Qatar Islamic Bank gets nod to raise AT1 Capital Sukuk limitThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Islamic Bank's (QIB) ordinary general assembly has given approval to increase the limit of the perpetual Sukuk (Additional Tier1 or AT1 Capital Sukuk) from QR5bn to ...

 Feb 26 2017 - Qatar Stock Index Gains 18.97 PointsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index gained 18.97 points (+0.17%) when the bourse closed trading at 10,952.66 points Wednesday. The volume of shares traded increased ...

 Feb 26 2017 - Qatar- Action launches new corporate identityThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Action Global Communications yesterday announced the launch of its new corporate identity which reflects the company's strategic transformation now being led by its new ...

 Feb 26 2017 - Qatar- QICDRC appoints new JudgeThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) held its Annual General Meeting and appointed a new judge to the QFC Regulatory Tribunal. Lord ...

 Feb 26 2017 - Qatar Islamic Bank opens new branch at Awqaf TowerThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB)announced yesterday the official opening of a new branch at the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) Tower in West Bay. Senior ...

 Feb 26 2017 - GCC firms 'should tap' non-bank options for fundsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) GCC businesses should explore alternative non-bank options available in the region to raise funds, rather than relying just on traditional sources of capital. Non-bank ...

 Feb 26 2017 - Qatar- QIC insured offers motor claims via WhatsAppThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QIC Insured, Qatar's leading insurer and the retail arm of QIC, yesterday announced the launch of a new service reporting motor claims directly through the call center or ...

 Feb 26 2017 - Ooredoo net profit rises by 4% to QR2.2bnThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Ooredoo Group's revenue touched QR33bn for the full-year of 2016, an improvement of 1 percent over 2015. In local currency terms, growth was driven by Ooredoo Qatar, Oman, ...

 Feb 26 2017 - Iran parliament stresses foreign investment in five-year economic planThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) DUBAI: Iran's parliament passed a five-year economic development plan on Sunday that includes a sharp rise in foreign investment, though Tehran may not achieve that while ...

 Feb 26 2017 - Qatar- $50 oil price needed to spur investment: Al SadaThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada has said oil prices need to be higher than $50 a barrel to encourage oil sector investment. quot;You ...

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

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

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
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


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


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help