Pakistan court allows Musharraf treason investigation

July 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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ISLAMABAD, July 3 (UPI) -- Pakistan was given permission by a panel of judges Wednesday to investigate former President Pervez Musharraf for possible treason charges.

The three-judge panel agreed to the investigation but assured Musharraf he would receive a fair and impartial hearing on allegations, which stem from the days of Musharraf's military regime.

The current government had earlier assembled a team of four officers of the Federal Investigation Agency to carry out the inquiries. The government accused Musharraf of treason for his role in the 1999 military takeover the detention of judges under the 2007 state of emergency.

Musharraf has been under house arrest near Islamabad since he returned to Pakistan in March after years of self-imposed exile, Gulf News said.

Musharraf has been accused of violating Article 6 of Pakistan's constitution, Gulf News said

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