Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
World
Home / World / Asia-Pacific

Formation of special court sentencing Musharraf to death unconstitutional: Pakistani high court

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-01-13 21:05
Former Pakistani president Musharraf. [Photo/Agencies]

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Lahore High Court on Monday termed the formation of a special court that issued death sentence to former President Pervez Musharraf unconstitutional.

Musharraf appealed in the court in December 2019, against the death sentence verdict, seeking the court to dismiss the special court's judgement against him for being illegal, without jurisdiction and unconstitutional.

On hearing Musharraf's petition, the court also said that the treason case against the former president in which he was sentenced to death was not prepared in accordance with the law.

Though the three-member bench of the high court did not issue any statement regarding the validity of the special court's verdict of sentencing Musharraf to death, the petitioner's counsel said that the decision stands void as the very formation of the special court that gave the judgement has been declared against the law.

Musharraf was handed over the death penalty on Dec 17, 2019 on a case filed by former Pakistani government in 2013 for suspending constitution by imposing emergency in the country in 2007.

Most Viewed in 24 Hours
Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US