Verdict on Musharraf: Pakistan demands removal of 'mentally unfit' judge

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Verdict on Musharraf: Pakistan demands removal of 'mentally unfit' judge
Verdict on Musharraf: Pakistan demands removal of 'mentally unfit' judge

Islamabad : Angry over a High Court judge verdict of dragging the corpse of ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan to Parliament and hang it for three days, the Pakistan government on Thursday said that they will be moving to Supreme judicial council to remove the 'mentally unfit' judge.

In its 167-page detailed judgement authored by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, the special court had directed the authorities to 'hang the convict by his neck till he dies on each count as per charge".

"We direct the law enforcement agencies to strive their level best to apprehend the fugitive/convict and to ensure that the punishment is inflicted as per law and if found dead, his corpse be dragged to the D-Chowk, Islamabad, Pakistan and be hanged for 03 days," he wrote.

In Pakistan, D Chowk (also known as Democracy chowk) is close to several important government buildings - the Presidency, the Prime Minister's office, the Parliament, and the Supreme Court.

An hour after the detailed judgment was pronounced. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high level meeting and in the meeting it was decided to move to Supreme Court against the verdict.

Law Minister Farogh Naseem said that the judgment showed that Justice Seth was "mentally unfit" as he suggested to hang the dead body of Musharraf if he dies before his execution.

He said such a punishment was against any law of Pakistan.

"The federal government has decided to go to the Supreme Judicial Council as the government believes that such a person cannot be a judge of any High and Supreme Court. If a judge gives such a judgment then such a judge is mentally unfit and incompetent," Naseem said.

Only the Supreme Court council has a right to reject the verdict and remove the judge from his post.