The FIA has issued notices to former premier Shaukat Aziz, his principal secretary Khalid Saeed, former Law Secretary Ajmal Mian and seven others for their alleged involvement in the imposition of emergency by Musharraf in 2007.

The move has taken the investigation of the treason case against Musharraf into "a decisive phase", a media report said. The persons summoned for questioning were “a party” to the imposition of emergency on November 3, 2007.

FIA chief Saud Mirza confirmed that a notice had been issued to Aziz. A joint investigation team will question Musharraf in connection with the treason case soon after Eid-ul-Fitr festival.

After registering the treason case against Musharraf in June, the PML-N government formed a four-member committee to investigate the case. Musharraf was arrested shortly after he returned to Pakistan in March after several years in self-exile. He is facing charges in several cases.

In its notices, the FIA directed Aziz and other aides of Musharraf to appear before a joint investigation committee to record their statements. They were accused of abrogating the Constitution by imposing emergency and detaining members of the superior judiciary.

(Agencies)

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