Islamabad: A conditional non-bailable arrest warrant was today issued against embattled former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf after he failed to turn up before the special court hearing the high treason case against him.
“Non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued which will be implemented on March 31 in case he fails to appear before the court,” Abdul Ghani Soomro, Registrar of the special court announced.
The defence said they will challenge the order once they get a copy of it.
“We will challenge the order once we get the order,” Faisal Chaudhry, a lawyer for 70-year-old Musharraf told the media outside the special court.
The court was adjourned till March 20. The special court had earlier in the day reserved its judgement till afternoon.
The defence had claimed that Musharraf cannot appear due to security concerns.