Lahore High Court Quashes Musharraf’s Death Sentence

Islamabad: In a relief to former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, Lahore High Court has quashed the death sentence to Musharraf awarded by a Special Court in the high treason case.

The Lahore High Court termed the formation of a Special Court that issued death sentence to Musharraf “unconstitutional.”

While hearing Musharraf’s petition, the Court ruled that the treason case against the former President in which he was sentenced to death was not prepared in accordance with the law.

Musharraf appealed in the Court in December 2019, against the death sentence verdict, seeking the Court to dismiss the Special Court’s judgment against him for being illegal, without jurisdiction and unconstitutional.

Musharraf was handed over the death penalty last month by a Special Court in Islamabad, on a case filed by the erstwhile PML-N Pakistani Government in 2013, for suspending the Constitution, by imposing Emergency in the country in 2007.

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