ISLAMABAD - Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf Monday moved two separate applications seeking permanent exemption from appearing before the court in Ghazi Abdul Rasheed murder case and judges’ detention case.

Additional Session Judge Wajid Ali heard a murder case filed by Haroon Rasheed, the son of Lal Masjid cleric Ghazi Abdur Rasheed, against the former army chief.

Advocate Ilyas Siddiqui, the counsel representing Musharraf, filed a petition in the court seeking permanent exemption for the former military chief from appearing before the court due to security concerns. The court issued notices to the federal government seeking its reply on the application and adjourned the hearing till November 26.

Meanwhile, the former president also filed a similar petition before an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad regarding the judges’ detention case. The ATC accepted the application for hearing and adjourned the hearing till November 26 as well.