LAHORE - Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court Friday required the Federal Law Officer to finally explain whether federal government was competent to register a case against former president Pervez Musharraf for high treason under Article 6 of the Constitution and what was its stance on the issue under the law. The court was hearing the petition filed by one Ilmuddin Qazi advocate through advocate AK Dogar, which sough high treasons trial of Pervez Musharaf on the accusations that he subverted the Constitution by overthrowing an elected government and later by introducing the PCO and declaring state of emergency to sack the judges of the superior judiciary. The petitioner also sought invoking the international law against Musharraf for dictators return to the country through Interpol after booking him under the high treason charges, which the petitioner insisted that the state should initiate. Another petition has been filed by Aziz Ahmed Awan against Musharraf, which is pending before the same bench. On both the petitions the Court directed a Deputy Attorney to convey the court orders to the government and get reply/explanation till Nov 10, fixed as next date of hearing. Last month, the court had directed law officer to take directions from the federal government on the petitions but he continued to secure time for various reasons. The petitioners had also leveled 15 allegations of different nature against the former military ruler to also charge him for severely beating the lawyers and booking them in false cases when they were protesting his November 3, 2007 acts, for killing thousands of Hafiz-e-Quran girls and boys during the Jamia Hafsa operation in Islamabad, compelling Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to accept charges of illegally selling nuclear technology, for being involved in the Karsaz incident in Karachi, and also for ordering the killing of Akbar Khan Bugti. They said Musharraf joined the United States war against terrorism after the 9/11 incident without the nations consent and handed over innocent citizens from the Muslim country to America. According to Ghazi, Gen (r) Musharraf also made plans to kill Benazir Bhutto. The petitioners requested the court to direct the federal government to lodge a case against the former president under Article 6 of the Constitution. He should be made to answer for his crimes in the court. Whereas Awan through his counsel Khawar Khan prayed the court to issue directions for extradition of Musharraf and issue red warrants in this regard.