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Judge Inducted To Resume Musharraf Treason Case

The Chief Justice of Pakistan has approved the appointment of a judge Justice Yawar Ali in the special bench hearing treason case against General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, filling in the space which became vacant after Justice Yahya Afridi who rescued himself from the bench.
The judge rescued himself from the case on the objection raised by the counsel of the Pervez Musharaf citing his bias towards the accused. Although the judge rejected the claims made by the counsel but rescued himself from the case, ultimately dissolving the bench.
Now after induction of Justice Yawar in the special bench, three member bench is now completed with two other judges Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Nazar Akber and could resume its hearings into the case.
A notification from the law and justice department would also be issued soon in order to allow the bench to resume its hearing into the case which was halted after the dissolution of bench.