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This is why Musharraf's corpse to be hanged on 'D-Chowk' for 3 days!

A three-member bench of the special court, headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, on Tuesday handed former military ruler Pervez Musharraf death sentence in the long-drawn high treason case against him.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 20 Dec 2019 9:44 AM GMT

This is why Musharrafs corpse to be hanged on D-Chowk for 3 days!
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Islamabad: After the former Pakistan military ruler General Pervez Musharraf was awarded death sentence for the high treason by a special court in Pakistan, a detailed judgment was soon uploaded on Thursday that talks briefly on the nature of the punishment and says that if the former army chief was found dead before the execution, his dead body should be dragged to the D-Chowk in Islamabad and hanged for three days.

A three-member bench of the special court, headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, on Tuesday handed former military ruler Pervez Musharraf death sentence in the long-drawn high treason case against him.

The former military chief is currently in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The high treason trial of the former military dictator for clamping the state of emergency on Nov 3, 2007, had been pending since December 2013.

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Musharraf's life highlights:

Musharraf seized power in 1999 by ousting the elected government of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

In 2007 he imposed an emergency and placed several key judges under house arrest in the capital, Islamabad, and elsewhere in Pakistan.

Later, when he was back in office, Sharif accused Musharraf of treason in 2013.

The general was formally charged in 2014.

Sharif again came into power in 2013 but a court ousted him from the office in 2017 on corruption charges.

Sharif is currently receiving treatment in London after being release d on bail.

He was booked in the treason case in December 2013. Musharraf was indicted on March 31, 2014, and the prosecution had tabled the entire evidence before the special court in September the same year. However, due to litigation at appellate forums, the trial of the former military dictator lingered on and he left Pakistan in March 2016.

The special court — comprising Justice Seth, Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court (SHC) and Justice Shahid Karim of the LHC — announced the verdict it had reserved on November 19.

The special court at that time had said it would announce the verdict on Nov 28 on the basis of available record.

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Saima Siddiqui

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