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:
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf gets death penalty in treason case. Pakistan's ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Tuesday sentenced to death in the high treason case by a special court in Islamabad. #Musharaf #Musharraf pic.twitter.com/ADmWg69IxW
— DD India – English News (@DDIndiaLive) December 17, 2019
— WION (@WIONews) December 17, 2019
The charge relates to Gen Musharraf's suspension of #Pakistan's constitution in 2007, when he imposed emergency rule in a move intended to extend his tenure. Amnesty stands against the death penalty in all circumstances. https://t.co/UKAT5J5Gv6
— Amnesty UK (@AmnestyUK) December 17, 2019
Pakistan's former leader Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia for treason by Pakistan court https://t.co/vJGj48pb0q
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 17, 2019
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf gets death sentence in high treason case https://t.co/Z55mF7TF7o
— Zee News (@ZeeNews) December 17, 2019