Islamabad: According to the sources, the Minister for Law Farogh Naseem on Thursday announced that the federal government would file a reference against Justice Seth.
He said that the government would approach the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) to file a reference against the judge who has passed the detailed judgment on Pervez Musharraf high-treason case.
During the press conference, he was accompanied by Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan and Special Assistant to PM on Accountability Shahzad Akbar.
He told media reporters that the government would file appeal ‘against the judgment’.
Prime Minister Imran Khan
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has also called the judgment as ‘unconstitutional, illegal and against the Shariah’ during a cabinet meeting.
It is worth noticing that the Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth has directed that “the body of former president Pervez Musharraf be dragged to D-Chowk and hanged for three days.”
Naseem stated that “There is no room in Article 6 of the Constitution; in the High Treason Act, 1973; in the Criminal Amendment Act of the special court, 1976; for a judge to have the authority to present such an observation.”
“With due respect, this is an unprecedented, despicable and completely wrong observation by the judge,” he further added.
He informed the media that the government will soon file a reference against the judge.
“Very soon we will move a reference against the judge in the Supreme Judicial Council under Article 209.”