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Former President Musharraf awarded death sentence on treason charges

17 December, 2019 06:57

Special Court Islamabad has awarded death sentence to former President Pervez Musharraf in a high treason case.

A three member court headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth announced the verdict today.

The court had reserved judgment in the case on the 19th of last month.

The high treason trial of the former military dictator for imposing the state of emergency on Nov 3, 2007, had been pending since December 2013.

Musharraf imposed a state of emergency. Besides, he also placed several key judges under house arrest in Islamabad and elsewhere in Pakistan.

Musharraf came to power after ousting then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a 1999 bloodless coup.

 

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