Pakistan

Special Court in Pakistan finds Musharraf guilty of high treason

Print edition : January 18, 2020

November 1, 1999: Musharraf during the first press conference after his military coup in Islamabad. Photo: SAEED KHAN/AFP

Supporters of Pervez Musharraf protest the death sentence, in Lahore on December 20. Photo: K.M. Chaudary/AP

February 20, 1999: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif receives Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Wagah border near Lahore. Photo: B.K. Bangash/AP

By sentencing former President Musharraf to death for subverting the Constitution, the country’s higher judiciary sends out a strong message on civilian supremacy.
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