Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death

 Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf to death

The Special Court of Islamabad has sentenced former President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf to death in a case of treason

Musharraf was charged with treason for declaring an emergency in 2007, in violation of the constitution. Musharraf suspended the constitution by declaring an emergency in the country.

A three-member bench of the special court headed by Justice Waqar Seth pronounced this decision with majority.

Musharraf is not in Pakistan yet and is undergoing treatment in Dubai. A few days ago, Musharraf released a video citing his poor health and said that the Commission of Inquiry should come to him and see how he is now.

On the lawsuit for violation of the constitution and serious treason, he said, "This matter is completely baseless in my view. Leave aside the point of treason, I have served this country a lot, fought wars and served the country for ten years. is."

While releasing the video, Musharraf said that he is not being heard in the case of violation of the constitution.

He had said, "Court is not listening even to my lawyer Salman Safdar. I think it is getting too much and justice is not being done to me."

He demanded that this commission be heard in the court and his lawyer should also be heard. He also said that he hopes justice will be done to him.

Akhtar Shah, a member of Musharraf's legal advisory team, told reporters outside the court, "It is very unfortunate. A man wants to come inside this country, but he (Pervez Musharraf) is not allowed to come.

What was the matter?

This case against Musharraf was done by former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif when his party Pakistan Muslim League (Noon) came to power again in 2013.

After a six-year trial, Judge Waqar Seth pronounced the decision of a three-member special military court. One of the two judges opposed the death sentence decision.

Musharraf has attended the hearing only once so far when charges were framed against him.

Now he had 30 days to challenge the decision. But for this, they will have to appear in court.

On March 31, 2014, the Special Court of Islamabad had accused President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan's former military soldier in a sedition case.

He was the first person in the history of Pakistan against whom the constitution was violated.

In fact, after the victory in the 2013 elections, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) came into the government. After coming to the government, a lawsuit was filed against former military President Pervez Musharraf for defying the Constitution.

The four heads of the special court hearing a serious treason case against the former military president were changed.

The accused Pervez Musharraf appeared before the Special Court only once when he was charged. He has never appeared in court since then.

Meanwhile, in March 2016, Musharraf went abroad citing health reasons. The then ruling party Muslim League (Noon) had removed his name from the exit control list after which he was allowed to leave the country.

Musharraf Paving

General Pervez Musharraf took over Pakistan's power in October 1999 after a military coup.

In June of 2001, General Musharraf announced himself as the President while he was military chief.

In April 2002, Musharraf became president for a five-year term by holding a controversial referendum.

In October-November 2007, Musharraf again won the presidential election. But his election was challenged in the Supreme Court. After this, he imposed emergency in the country and appointed a new Chief Justice instead of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary who sealed his election.

Musharraf resigned from the presidency in August 2008. He decided to resign after the two main ruling parties agreed to bring impeachment against him.