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Musharraf high treason case-final verdict issued

Tayyab Baloch Reporter

19th Dec, 2019. 02:07 pm
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Pervez Musharraf lahore high court

Islamabad special court issued the detail verdict of former military ruler General Retired Pervez Musharraf high treason case.

The court ordered death sentence to former president Pervez Musharraf against high treason case.

However, Justice Seth and Justice Karim voted for the death sentence and said that evidence presented proved that he committed a crime.

Earlier on Tuesday, the special court had ordered death sentence to former president Pervez Musharraf in High treason case.

Musharraf High Treason case detailed verdict to be issued today

A three-member bench of the special court handed death sentence to Musharraf.

Death sentence

Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth headed the bench and took up the high treason case.

Three of the two judges supported the verdict.

On behalf of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, the prosecution team, led by Advocate Ali Zia Bajwa, preyed upon the court to amend the indictment against the former military ruler.

According to the verdict, Pervez Musharraf had violated the constitution on November 3, 2007.

Verdict stated that violation of constitution proved against Pervez Musharraf and he awarded death penalty under Article 6.

The high treason case against the former president for clamping the state of emergency on Nov 3, 2007, has been pending since December 2013.

The special court had announced that it would deliver its verdict in the case today.

However, the government’s prosecutor, Advocate Ali Zia Bajwa, said they had submitted three petitions today.

Moreover, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted the press release about the statement on decision by special court about General Pervez Musharraf.

What is Article 6

Article 6 of the Constitution says: “Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or hold in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance the Constitution by use of force or show force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.”

Also read:

High treason case verdict to be announced on Nov 28


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