The Anti-Terrorism Special Court of Rawalpindi reserved its judgment in the petitions against the declaration of former president Pervez Musharraf as an absconder and on another petition filed against the freezing of the former ruler’s bank accounts and seizing his property.

According to a private television channel, the petitions had been filed by Musharraf’s wife, Sehba Musharraf, at the Rawalpindi branch of the ATC. Both petitions were heard at the same hearing.

During the hearing, Sehba Musharraf’s lawyer, Ilyas Siddiqui, said an inquiry was required before freezing a joint account involving an accused, adding that no inquiry had been carried out in this case.

FIA prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar said Sehba Musharraf possessed no personal income and that the joint account mainly contained Pervez Musharraf’s money.

He added that Musharraf is an absconder and no one may submit a request to restore his accounts until he himself returns to Pakistan.

Furthermore, he informed the court that out of 11 accounts that were frozen, seven were personal accounts belonging to Musharraf.

Having heard the lawyers’ evidence, the court reserved its judgment.