ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday barred the special court from announcing its judgement in high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf.

Ministry of interior as well as Musharraf had moved the court with a request to stop the special court from announcing its verdict on Thursday.

The special court on November 19 had reserved its verdict in the high treason case whereas the ministry of interior had requested the IHC to restrain special court from announcing verdict by disclosing that all the legal formalities were not fulfilled during the proceedings.

A three-member bench, headed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah along with Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani, heard the petition.

The chief justice asked about the notification regarding formulation of special court in this regard from the Additional Attorney General Sajid Ilyas Bhatti and complete record from the Law Secretary Mohammad Khashih-ur-Rehman.

Bhatti affirmed that the notification copy was available with the record and pleaded that the special court had not completed the legal procedure added that final arguments were still pending in the case. The court after listening to the parties, directed the federal government for deployment of prosecutor till December 5.

The court also directed the special court for announcing its verdict after listening to the parties and after completion of all the legal formalities.