Another President has been sentenced to death before former President Musharraf
Another President has been sentenced to death before former President Musharraf

Taking a tough decision, a Pakistani court has sentenced former President and former Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf to death for treason. The verdict against Musharraf was pronounced 3-2 by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth of Peshawar High Court. Musharraf was sentenced in November 2007 in the Emergency case imposed in the country. After this, he also suspended the constitution of the country. A sedition case was filed in this case in December 2013 and he was convicted by the court on 31 March 2014.

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He is the second top Pakistani person to be hanged from the court. Earlier, former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court on 6 February 1979. On March 24, Bhutto's behalf Against the verdict was appealed, after which he was hanged on 4 April 1979 in the Central Jail in Rawalpindi. On 5 July 1977 in Pakistan, the then army chief Zia-ul-Haq overturned the government and took power in his hands. After this, in January 1978, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Maulvi Mushtaq Hussain had sentenced Bhutto to death in a packed court.

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He was declared a fugitive by the court in May 2016 in the sedition case. Talking about Musharraf, he has been in Dubai since 2016. He is also being treated there. Some time ago a picture of him went viral in which he was seen very weak on the bed in the hospital. During an interview, he said that he will definitely come back to face the cases, respecting the court. But later he flatly refused to return. In March 2018, after the order of the Pakistan court, his passport and identity card were canceled. In 2018 itself, Pakistan had appealed to Interpol to issue a red corner notice against Musharraf, but he refused to do so.

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