Treason case trial against Musharraf to be concluded in his absence

The special court hearing a treason case against General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has decided to conclude the trial in his absence.

Former President Pervez Musharraf is living in Dubai.

A three-member bench observed on Wednesday that the court proceedings could no longer be halted due to the illness of the accused.

The court declared that Musharraf has lost the right to engage a counsel unless he surrenders.

Reportedly, he is receiving medical treatment in Dubai and physically and mentally unfit to return to the country.

The court has now set June 27 as the next date of hearing.