Former Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf Sentenced To Death Penalty

Smrithi Mohan
Dec 17, 2019 11:32 IST
Parvez Musharraf

The former Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf who imposed emergency in Pakistan in 2007 has been sentenced to the death penalty by the special court.

The court ordered the death penalty for former Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf for imposing emergency in Pakistan in 2007. Musharraf who is currently in Dubai for medical treatment had declared a state of emergency on 3rd November 2007 suspending Pakistan's constitution, while also detaining many judges and the Chief Justice. He claimed that the judiciary was working cross purposes with the legislature against terrorism and extremism. The emergency was lifted after 42 days and he resigned from the office in less than a year after.

In 2009, the Pakistani constitution announced that the emergency declared by Musharraf was unconstitutional. The court had ordered him to justify his actions, but Musharaff failed to adhere to it and left the country for nearly five years.

The court passed the order on Tuesday, 17th December 2019:

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