Pakistan Court Pronounced Death Sentence for Former Dictator Pervez MusharrafSivaranjani Soundararaj (Author) Published Date : Dec 17, 2019 18:49 IST
Pervez Musharraf Death Penalty out of Treason: Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistani President, and military General, with treason case issuing a state of emergency during his ruling period in 2007, is now sentenced to the death by the Court in Pakistan.
General Musharraf seized military comptroller in Pakistan and became the Pakistani president from 2001 to 2008.
The case highlights Musharraf's state of an emergency rule for suspending the constitution, which claimed objections from all parts of the country in November 2007, followed by his resignation in 2008 out of impeachment. President and General Musharraf take charge as the first military ruler overruling in the country.
The case held with three judges Waqar Seth of Peshawar, Justice Nazar Akhbar, and Lahore's Chief Justice Shahid Karim, sentenced the death penalty in the absence of Musharraf as he flew off to Dubai in 2016 soon after the medical bail during the treason case.
Treason Verdict Musharraf is unlikely to return to Pakistan for the death sentence, and he argues claiming that the emergency rule was passed after the acceptance of the government and cabinet. But the court unheard his arguments and sentenced the death penalty for acting out of the nation.
Despite the court orders to attend the hearing, Former General and President Musharraf is still living in the United Arab Emirates since 2016 without appearing before the court today. But according to Pakistani law, anybody who is a victim of high treason should face the death penalty.
The case retrieved attention in 2013 when the Prime minister Nawaz Sharif took charge of the constitution and initiated the treason trial against Musharraf as a revenge of bloodless coup occurred in 1999. Many ruled as military chief after the coups in Pakistan, but somehow Pervez Musharraf has been involved deeply in the nonmilitary government by extending the period of his power.
The clash of Musharraf and Nawaz Sharif holds from the Kargil War in 1999 and leaps when Musharraf attained power out of stratagem. Musharraf tried elections after his walkover in 2008, but the court declined the power to contest out of treason.
Let us wait for the shifts in the sentence of 76-year-old Pervez Musharraf ex-military ruler in Pakistan and how the constitution brings the treason verdict to the country for the fulfillment of its judgemental acts.