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Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Gets 'Life Sentence'

Publish On: 17 Dec, 2019 02:55 PM | Updated   |   Arnima  

Islamabad: Ex-military ruler of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has been sentenced to death in the high treason case by a special court of the country. Musharraf, on Tuesday, was given death penalty by the three-member bench of the Pakistan court.

The three member bench of the special court was headed by the Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth. The Chief Justice handed Musharraf death sentence in the long-drawn high treason case against him. Musharraf is 76 years old and is given such penalty for suspending the constitution  and imposing emergency rule in 2007. According to the court, the deed by Musharraf was a punishable offence for which he was indicted in year 2014.

The ex-military chief has now left for Dubai for his medical treatment. Musharraf, who went to Dubai in year 2016, has not yet returned since and has cited health reasons for the same.

The special court bench comprised of Chief Justice Seth, Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court (SHC) and Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court. The court bench had earlier, reserved on November 19 last.

About Pervez Musharraf:

Pervez Musharraf was a Pakistani politician and retired four-star general of the Pakistan Army. He had been serving as the 10th President of Pakistan Army from 2001 until he tendered his resignation to avoid impeachment in 2008.