Lahore: Plaint of Musharraf`s wife dismissed
LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday dismissed a petition of former president Pervez Musharraf`s wife seeking transfer of the Benazir Bhutto`s murder case against her husband from a Rawalpindi court to Lahore.
Sehba Musharraf through her counsel submitted that she did not see that Rawalpindi Anti Terrorism Court judge Shahid Rafiq would provide justice to her or her husband.
She alleged since the judge was apparently showing prejudiced to her the case might be transferred to a similar court in Lahore.
The chief justice dismissed the petition and observed that a case could not be transferred on the basis of apprehensions and assumptions only.
He said judicial officers were appointed after conducting strict scrutiny about their character.
The Rawalpindi ATC hearing Benazir Bhutto`s assassination case had ordered confiscation of both movable and immovable property and bank accounts of Pervez Musharraf after he failed to appear before court. He was also declared a court absconder.
The property ordered to be confiscated included Chak Shahzad farmhouse, a 1,000-square-yard plot in Gwadar and over Rs80 million in six different banks.