Musharraf's lawyers decide to miss Supreme Court hearing

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Islamabad, July 29 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's counsels have decided to skip the Supreme Court's hearing into the case questioning his decision of imposing an emergency in the country on November 3, 2007, saying the apex court should serve the notice directly to Musharraf.

"We have decided not to represent Gen (retd) Musharraf unless the notice issued by the court in his name is served' and no one from his side would appear in the court," said Advocate Mohammad Ali Saif.

Saif, who regularly appears on chat-shows to defend the former military general, said no one would represent Musharraf, until he personally receives the court notice in London.

"The court should resort to the legal ways available for serving notices in other countries," The Dawn quoted Saif, as saying.

Senior lawyer Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, who is heading Musharraf's legal team, is still in London to discuss the case and the future course of action.

According to the sources, Pirzada has also contacted former Attorney General Malik Mohammad Qayyum to be a part of the Musharraf's legal team, but he refused to do so.

Sources said Qayyum did not want to get involved in the controversies that may arise during the hearing. (ANI)

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