Fmr Pakistan leader Pervez Musharraf gets death penalty in high treason case

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Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has been sentenced to death at a special court hearing in Islamabad

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The decision was announced on Tuesday by a three-member bench of the special court led by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad.

The three-member court sentenced the former leader over a high treason charge that has been pending since 2013.

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The charge relates to Gen Musharraf’s suspension of the constitution in 2007, when he imposed emergency rule in a move intended to extend his tenure.

Gen Musharraf seized power in a military coup in 1999 and served as the country’s president from 2001 to 2008.

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He is currently in Dubai after being allowed to leave the country for medical treatment in 2016.

Gen Musharraf is the first military ruler to ever stand trial in Pakistan for overruling the constitution.

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