Ex-Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death : reports
December 17, 2019 01:21 PM NPT
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PAKISTAN, Dec 17: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been sentenced to death by a court in a high treason case, media reports said on Tuesday.
The treason case against Pervez Musharraf was initiated by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for imposing a state of emergency in the country in November 2007. The case was pending since 2013.
Pervez Musharraf, 76, left for Dubai in 2016 to "seek medical treatment" and has not returned since. In March, he was admitted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering from an ailment.
A special court in Lahore had ordered Musharraf to record statements by December 5 in the treason case.
Musharraf, who is living in Dubai in self-exile, had challenged the special court verdict and sought suspension of his trial in his absence. He asked the Lahore High Court to suspend the special court's reserved verdict until he is healthy enough to appear before the court.
Mr Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz had said that conspiracy against her father had begun soon after he decided to try Pervez Musharraf for high treason.
Nawaz Sharif is currently undergoing treatment in London after securing bail on medical grounds in a corruption case in which he was given seven years imprisonment.