Pervez Musharraf Sentenced to Death in High Treason Case

A three-member special court has sentenced former President of Pakistan General (ret.) Pervez Musharraf to death in the high treason case.


The shocking verdict came on Tuesday morning after the Lahore High Court (LHC) referred the case to the special court.

The court comprised of Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) Waqar Seth, Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court (SHC), and Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court (LHC).


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In its short order, the court declared that the former president committed treason by suspending the constitution on November 3, 2007. A detailed decision will follow.

During the course of hearing, the prosecution team led by Advocate Ali Zia Bajwa, requested the court make amendments in the indictment against the former dictator.

He said that the government wanted to include the names of former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, Abdul Hamid Dogar, and Zahid Hamid

It is imperative for all accused to be tried simultaneously. The aiders and abettors should be tried as well.


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The bench, however, turned down the request, commenting that the Supreme Court had already allowed the government two weeks to add more names to the charge sheet.

Justice Karim questioned as to why the government was using delaying tactics in the case. He remarked that the prosecution should file a separate application if it wanted to add more names in the case.

When asked to present his argument, Advocate Bajwa requested for more time saying he was not fully prepared. This irked Justice Waqar Seth of PHC who ordered him to leave the rostrum.

The bench observed that the case will only be heard in the light of the Supreme Court’s orders and not the judgments of the high courts.


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Musharraf’s counsel, Raza Bashir, also sought 15 to 20 days to record his client’s statement under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPc).

Case History

The case against the General (retd) Musharraf was filed during the PML-N government in 2013 for imposing the state of emergency on November 3, 2007. He was indicted on March 31, 2014.

However, despite being indicted in the high treason case, the PML-N government allowed Musharraf to leave the country in March 2016 on medical grounds. He has since lived in Dubai.

It is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


  • عجیب بات ہے کہ پی ٹی آئی حکومت نے اسے بچانے کی پوری کوشش کی۔

  • Now if this decision is fully implemented and Musharraf is hanged only then courts and this Government can somewhat redeem themselves

  • Musharraf should be hang I agree but same rules apply to Nawaz, zardari, maryam, fazlu as well. And anyone who is civilian or army or media or anyone who is guilty.

  • Genral Musharraf sahib My Allah bless you and save you in sha Allah coz all justice are culprits that’s why he trying to convect you but we are all with you

  • Jab bhutto ko panshi de thi taab yeh sab kahan the… khadar hai us ka injaam bhi us yehi wala hona chahiye

  • Hahahaha funny, musharraf ko phansi or usi din khursheed shah ko chor dia, zardari ko chor dia faryal ko chor dia great. lanat hy aisi judgementbpe

  • Alhamdulillah, justice delayed but just served, though it is symbolic. But I’m ashamed being a PTI supporter in this stance.

  • Chor Nawaz or Zardari ko mafi,

    Magar Mulk ke Sabiq Sadr, Wafadar Sipahi or Rakhwalay ko saza…

    Afsoos Sud Afsoos… phir woh kehte hain ke log hamain badnaam kyun karte hain..

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