Pakistan / Former President General Musharraf’s death sentence waived

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The Lahore High Court on Monday waived the death sentence of former President General Pervez Musharraf. The High Court while waiving his sentence said that the decision of the special court, in this case, is unconstitutional. He sentenced to death on December 17 by the special court for postponing the constitution and enforcing an emergency.

The Lahore High Court waived the death sentence of former President General Pervez Musharraf

However, the Lahore High Court while waiving the death sentence of the former President, said – the decision of the Special Tribunal against Musharraf is unconstitutional. The case and prosecution arguments filed against him are illegal. After this, the High Court overturned the decision of the special court. Musharraf’s lawyers had appealed to the Lahore High Court after receiving the death penalty from the special court.

The emergency was Imposed

Musharraf imposed Emergency on November 3, 2007, postponing the constitution. He then ruled in Pakistan from 1999 to 2008. A hearing against him in the case began in December 2013. In March 2014, he convicted of treason. However, the matter went on in different appellate forums as the case went on. He left Pakistan and moved to Dubai in March 2016, taking advantage of the slow justice process. Musharraf has been in Dubai since then and is undergoing treatment due to being seriously ill.

Musharraf described the punishment as wrong

Former President Pervez Musharraf is the first military ruler of Pakistan. However, against whom a court case tried. On December 18, he released a video after sentenced to death. In it, Musharraf said while lying on the hospital bed, “The sedition case is baseless. Leave the betrayal, I have tried this country many times. Fought many times. Served for 10 years. I am not hearing today. Commission made to investigate against me. Of course. But, come here to see my health and record the statement. After this, any action should be taken. The court also heard about the commission. Hope I get justice. ”

Was declared a fugitive in Bhutto’s murder case

Musharraf declared a fugitive in the case of the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and the religious master of the Lal Masjid. The Pakistan Army had said that Pervez Musharraf could not be a traitor.

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