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Special Court To Release Musharraf High Treason Case Detailed Verdict Today

ISLAMABAD: A detailed verdict of the high treason case against ex-president Pervez Musharraf is set to be issued today at 12pm, the registrar of a special court formed to hear the case said Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the special court had sentenced Musharraf to death for imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007, adding that it had found him guilty of high treason according to Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

It was a majority verdict, with two of the three judges giving the decision against Musharraf. SHC’s Justice Akbar had dissented from the verdict.

Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan had already made it clear that the government will not oppose an appeal against the special court’s verdict.

The high treason trial of the former leader for clamping the state of emergency on November 3, 2007, had been pending since December 2013.

He was booked in the treason case in December 2013.

Musharraf was indicted on March 31, 2014, and the prosecution had tabled the entire evidence before the special court in September the same year.