Former Pakistan Leader Pervez Musharraf Sentenced to Death for Treason

Pakistan's Special Court Declared Sentence

Islamabad: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, declared a fugitive, has been sentenced to death for murdering former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and religious master of Lal Masjid.

The notice was issued to the federal government on Monday (December 16) by the Lahore High Court on a petition seeking a stay on the treason case of former military ruler of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, the matter was going on in a special court in Islamabad. Musharraf has been living in Dubai since March 2016.

He was facing charges of treason for breaching the constitution and imposing emergency rule in 2007. The 76-year-old Musharraf went to Dubai for treatment but has not returned since then citing safety and health reasons.

A Pakistani court has termed the former President as a fugitive. On 3 November 2007, a sedition case was filed for imposing Emergency on Pakistan. A hearing in this case began in December 2013.

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