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SC Orders Musharraf To Return Till Thursday

Supreme Court has granted former military ruler Retired General Pervez Muharraf until 2pm tomorrow to appear before the apex court.

The order was given by a three-member bench led by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar in Lahore.

The bench stated that if the former president did not show up in court tomorrow, the law will take its course and a decision will be taken.

The supreme had summoned Musharraf on June 13 in connection with his petition against the Peshawar High Court verdict in 2013 for his lifetime disqualification and assured him that he would not be arrested from the airport till the court premises.

The court remarked that the former dictator must return by Thursday or else the verdict will be announced as per the law.

The court added they are not liable to fulfill Musharraf’s conditions for his return and observed that ample security has been promised to him.

The bench also questioned what Musharraf was afraid of as he has been given ample assurances by the apex court.

The court had also allowed returning officers to receive Musharraf's nomination papers but made it clear that acceptance of his papers would be subject to the outcome of the judgment in this case.