17/12/2019 1:03 PM IST

Pervez Musharraf Sentenced To Death In High Treason Case

Pakistan's former president suspended the Constitution and imposed emergency rule in 2007.

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File image of General Pervez Musharraf.

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Tuesday sentenced to death in the high treason case by a special court, according to media reports.

A three-member bench of the special court, headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, handed Musharraf (76) death sentence in the long-drawn high treason case against him for suspending the Constitution and imposing emergency rule in 2007, a punishable offence for which he was indicted in 2014.

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The former Army chief left for Dubai for medical treatment in March 2016 and has not returned since, citing security and health reasons.

The special court comprising Justice Seth, Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court (SHC) and Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court announced the verdict it had reserved on November 19, the Dawn newspaper reported.