The interior secretary told a special court on Wednesday that Interpol rejected the request for the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf.
On August 20, the special court in Islamabad had summoned the interior secretary over non-arrest of Musharraf in a high treason case despite issuance of non-bailable warrants against him.
The interior secretary appeared before a two-judge bench headed by Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Justice Yawar Ali and comprising Sindh High Court’s (SHC) Justice Nazar Akbar which heard the high treason case against Musharraf.
“The government had approached Interpol to bring back Musharraf, however, they rejected the request,” the interior secretary said.
“Interpol officials had said that the high treason case does fall under their legal ambit,” he added.
To this, the court asked the interior secretary to submit Interpol’s reply. The interior secretary in response said he will submit it today.