ISLAMABAD- The special court conducting the treason trial of former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf dismissed his plea seeking documents pertaining to the November 2007 emergency.

Special court registrar Abdul Ghani Soomro read out the detailed verdict which had earlier been reserved. Rejecting the plea, the court ruled that although it was right of the accused to seek evidence, Musharraf's plea was premature.

The court said that the accused himself could get the verified copies of the documents from the departments concerned. The court will consider the accused application during the course of hearing if he needed evidence. The special court said the documents were public property.