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Pervez Musharraf’s death sentence upheld

Afroza Hossain

former President General Pervez Musharraf

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has upheld the death sentence of former President General Pervez Musharraf. A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faiz Isa passed the order on Wednesday.

Earlier, he was sentenced to death by the country’s lower court for declaring emergency in 2007 without regard to the constitution.

Incidentally, General Musharraf died on February 5, 2023 while undergoing treatment at the American Hospital in Dubai after suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease.

In 1998, General Pervez Musharraf seized power by overthrowing the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a coup d’état the year after becoming Pakistan’s army chief. Later, in 2002, he officially became the country’s president through a referendum.

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