A Pakistani high court on Wednesday stopped a special court from announcing its verdict in a treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, local media reported.

The directives were issued by a three-member bench of the Islamabad High Court, led by Chief Justice Athar Minallah, according to local broadcaster Geo News.

The court directed the special court to hear the arguments of all parties before announcing the verdict.

On Monday, the government had filed a petition in the Islamabad High court, requesting to postpone the long-awaited judgement in a treason case against the former military ruler.

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