The apex court accepted former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar's appeal to exclude him from the investigation into the treason case launched against 72-year-old Musharraf in 2013 for imposing emergency in 2007 when he was president.
The three-member special court trying Musharraf on November 27, 2015 directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to re-investigate the case by including ex-Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, former Minister Zahid Hamid and ex-chief justice Dogar. It removed the names of three other names from the list of accused.
Dogar had challenged his inclusion in Islamabad High Court, which on December 12, 2015 rejected the plea. But he again challenged it in the Supreme Court which annulled a special court's decision to include the new names in the trial. It said that the special court trying Musharraf had no jurisdiction to associate any individual with the high treason probe.
"A fresh investigation into the said offence by associating any person with the same lies within the prerogative of the Federal Government," Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said in the judgment.

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