A three-judge bench special court nominated Advocate Raza Bashir as defence counsel for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the treason case.
Musharraf is in Dubai and has been unable to attend hearings in Pakistan.
The court nominated the defence counsel as the former president and army chief’s counsel said he was physically and mentally unfit to return to the country.
The special court said, proceedings could no longer be halted due to accused’s illness.
Musharraf’s own counsel is not appearing in the court in absentia of his client.