Pervez Musharraf gets death penalty in Pakistan treason case

Pervez Musharraf gets death penalty in Pakistan treason case

Former Pakistan dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has been convicted of treason and awarded death penalty.

The verdict in the high treason case against Pervez Musharraf was pronounced by a special Peshawar court on Tuesday.

Last week, the special court ordered 76-year-old Musharraf to record statement by December 5 in the treason case after the Islamabad High Court (IHC), after hearing the petitions filed by Dubai-based Musharraf and the Pakistan government, stopped the special court from issuing the verdict on November 28.

The statement was made by a three-member bench of the special court, headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth, which was conducting a hearing of the case against the former president on Thursday, Geo News reported.