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Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in contempt of court case

A special court has ordered the death sentence of former president and general retired Pervez Musharraf in a constitutional breach case.

According to the details, a three-member bench headed by Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth in the special court reserved the verdict. Former president Pervez Musharraf was sentenced to death. A judge comprising a three-member bench of the special court disagreed with the death sentence, but a special court bench ruled on a majority basis.

Former President Pervez Musharraf has been found guilty of breaking Article 6 of the constitution, the court said in its short ruling.

Special court dismisses a six-year constitution case against Pervez Musharraf; Chief Justice and other judges were closed in the emergency on November 3, 2007. He has been a former Army Chief and President of Pakistan. He has also fought two wars for Pakistan.

Earlier, in the special court in Islamabad, a case was heard in the special court against Musharraf.

The petition stated that Pervez Musharraf wanted to record the statement of section 342, set up a judicial commission to record the special court statement, and the judicial commission would go to the UAE and record the statement of Pervez Musharraf.

On the other hand, the government has filed an amendment petition against Musharraf, requesting that Shaukat Aziz, Abdul-Hameed Dogar, and Zahid Hamid be charged, the prosecutor said. Want to be an accused, the trial of all the accused must be together.

The court held that after three and a half years, such a request means that the intention of the government is not correct. Justice Shahid Karim remarked that today the case was fixed for final arguments, then new petitions came. Justice Nazar Akbar said what is the evidence against those who want to be accused? The investigation and evidence phase has already passed, have there been new investigations against the co-accused?

Prosecutors said investigations could only take place after the complaint was filed, according to a September 2014 request that Shaukat Aziz called Musharraf an emergency. Justice Shahid Karim said that the Supreme Court has given a verdict on the request of Musharraf’s accomplices, does the government want to delay Musharraf’s trial?

Meanwhile, the special court returned the petition filed by the prosecution to make Shaukat Aziz, Zahid Hamid, former Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar a party, saying today’s judicial proceedings have been completed, before filing the petition and Neither was the cabinet approved, the other two petitions of the prosecution could not be heard, both of which are not before the court.

Highlights of the Constitution Violation Case

It should be remembered that the PML-N filed a case against Musharraf in November 2013, stating that as Army Chief, Musharraf suspended the constitution on November 3, 2007, and imposed an emergency. Pervez Musharraf was indicted in March 2014. He left the country after being named from the ECL in 2016 on a court order. In March 2018, the Bench hearing of the case against Musharraf in a serious treason case was broken after the apology of Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Justice Yahya Afridi.

In March last year, the special court hearing the serious treason case had also issued an order to arrest the accused and seize property and bring him to Pakistan through Interpol. However, in August, the Secretary of Interior revealed that Interpol had apologized for bringing Musharraf to Pakistan and said that political cases were not within his jurisdiction.

On December 5, a special court in Islamabad gave Musharraf’s lawyer another chance to argue in the constitution-defying case, saying that the hearing is being adjourned for the last time, a secure decision on the absence of any lawyer 17 Will be heard in December.

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth, reserved the judgment on November 19 in the special court, on which November 23, Pervez Musharraf approached the court and said that the court decided the case without hearing it. Saved.

On December 2, General (R) Pervez Musharraf became severely ill, to which he was admitted to a hospital in Dubai, a medical report in October revealed that Pervez Musharraf suffered a life-threatening illness. According to a certified certificate obtained by RY News, the former president suffered a dangerous illness called ‘Amyloidosis ‘.

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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