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Musharraf's treason trial controversial in Pakistan

Updated: 2013-11-21 07:15
By Muhammad Tahir in Islamabad, Pakistan Xinhua ( China Daily)

The Pakistani government's decision to initiate treason proceedings against former president Pervez Musharraf has stirred up a controversy as some critics view the move as a means to divert attention from serious domestic problems.

The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken the decision amid rumors that Musharraf would be allowed to leave the country under a deal.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced on Sunday that the government would try Musharraf for high treason for abrogating the country's Constitution when he imposed emergency rule in 2007.

Musharraf's treason trial controversial in Pakistan

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