Former Pakistan Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf given death sentence in high treason case

Former Pakistan Army Chief and ex-president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has been given the death penality in a treason case by a special court in Pakistan.

This is the first time in the history of Pakistan that a former army chief has been handed the death sentence. The special court order is subject to appeal.

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 the death sentence.

Musharraf has been living in Dubai and London since 2014 after he was allowed to travel on medical grounds. He never went back despite court orders and was also earlier put on the list of most wanted people.