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Pakistan’s Army Takes Exception to Death Sentence to Pervez Musharraf

December 18, 2019 | By

Rawalpindi: Pakistan’s army has taken exception to award of death sentence to its former chief and ex-president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf. He was sentenced to death by a special court yesterday in ‘high treason’ case.

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In a written statement issued on Tuesday (Dec. 17) Pakistan army said: “The decision given by special court about General Pervez Musharraf, Retired has been received with lot of pain and anguish by rank and file of Pakistan Armed Forces. An ex-Army Chief, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee and President of Pakistan, who has served the country for over 40 years, fought wars for the defense of the country can surely never be a traitor”. 

Former Pakistani President Parvez Musharraf [File Photo]

“The due legal process seems to have been ignored including constitution of special court, denial of fundamental right of self defence, undertaking individual specific proceedings and concluding the case in haste”, the statement reads further. 

“Armed Forces of Pakistan expect that justice will be dispensed in line with Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan” the statement reads further. 



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