Special Court awards death sentence to Musharraf in treason case

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 former military chief is currently in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The high treason trial for imposing the state of emergency on Nov 3, 2007, had been pending since December 2013.
Musharraf was indicted on March 31, 2014.
He is presently admitted at a hospital in Dubai in a serious condition.
Earlier, former president Pervez Musharraf consented to record his statement under section 342 in breach of constitution case against him.
A counsel of Musharraf submitted a petition in the special court today.

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