Public prosecutor Advocate Syed Muhammad Tayyab Wednesday expressed his regret from continuing his work in judges’ detention case, being heard in Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad, against former President Pervez Musharraf.

During the hearing, prosecutor Syed Tayyab regretted that he could not continue further prosecuting in the case on account of his personal reasons. He told that ministry of law also has been informed in this connection.

After his excuse, the ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi directed Commissioner Islamabad to appoint new prosecutor in this case. He also directed the police to submit the challan against Musharraf in this case on the next hearing and deferred the case till May 18 for further proceedings.

Earlier, counsel for Pervez Musharraf Advocate Rizwan Abbasi has also excused himself to prosecute the case and has withdrawn his power of attorney in this case.

It is pertinent to mention here that the case is based on the first information report (FIR) registered with the police station on August 11, 2009 against Pervez Musharraf on the complaint of Advocate Chaudhary Muhammad Aslam Ghuman.

He had submitted an application and asked the police to initiate a case against the former military ruler for detaining over 60 judges including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry after he declared emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.