Special court constituted to try former president Pervez Mushrraf over high treason charges resumed the case hearing today (Friday).
During the course of hearing, Justice Faisal Arab, head of the bench, remarked that media reports could not be solely relied upon or accepted as evidences.
A recorded statement of former Punjab governor Khalid Maqbool was also produced in the court. The defence also presented a DVD of the speech of former prime minister Shaukat Aziz to the court. The prosecution objected over it.
Barrister Farogh Naseem, the counsel of former military ruler, argued before the bench that an individual could not impose martial law or emergency himself without any collaborator.
The defense counsel submitted in the court the transcript and DVD of November 2007 interview of former prime minister of Shaukat Aziz.
The defense counsel also submitted a copy of the statement of former governor Punjab Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
Justice Arab said DVDs couldn’t be accepted as evidence.
Defense counsel Farogh Naseem said imposition of martial law or emergency is a collective decision and courts had been endorsing such decisions in the past.
He argued that if Article 6 of the Constitution is to be implemented; it should be applied to all those involved in the decision