Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s death sentence

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A special court has sentenced former Pakistani President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to death for sedition.

A three-judge panel of special court on Tuesday announced the verdict.

The panel of judges was Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court, Walker Seth, Sindh High Court Justice Nazar Akbar and Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Karim.

Ali Zia Bajwa, a lawyer for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, the country’s ruling political party, appealed to the court to raise charges against the former military ruler.

Pervez Musharraf was the president of Pakistan from 2001-2008. The former Pakistani army chief has been absconding in several cases related to sedition, emergency cases, illegal dismissal of Justice, assassination of Benazir Bhutto and search operation of Lal Masjid.

Musharraf’s sedition case was filed in the country’s court on 3 November 2007 on a charge of emergency. The verdict in the case has been pending in the court since December 2013.

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