Death penalty to the former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf. A court in Lahore Pakistan on Tuesday sentenced former president and retired four-star general of the Pakistan Army to death on charges relating to abrogating the Constitution.
A high tension case against the former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has been pending since December 2013 when he was booked in the case of abrogating the Constitution. The allegation was that the 76-year-old was responsible for declaring a state emergency on November 3, 2007.
A special court in Lahore Pakistan concluded the case on Tuesday by sentencing the former president to death for high treason, giving its judgment on charges relating to the imposition of an extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007.
A three-member special court, headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, announced the verdict it had reserved on November 19.
Previously, he was declared an absconder as he failed to appear in court despite repeated summons and the court issued a directive o the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to arrest him. Since then the Pakistani politician is staying in Dubai.