Further criticizing the verdict, the attorney-general said that the courts had operated "outside the scope of the law".
"If the courts are independent and free, this does not mean that they decide a verdict outside the scope of the law. It does not mean they do not give a person their fundamental right. And most importantly, if a person is not allowed to produce evidence, there can be no more injustice committed against the person than what we have witnessed in this case."
"Musharraf is bed-ridden and is in the ICU at a hospital. So this is another major issue: when you know a person is hospitalized, in his absence was it right to announce this judgment or not?" he said.
Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister of Science and Technology tweeted about the verdict, saying, "What is the benefit of such verdicts which increase distances and divides and by which the country and institutions are divided?"
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