Image copyright Reuters A court in Pakistan has overturned the death sentence handed down to former president Pervez Musharraf by declaring the legal process unconstitutional.Gen Musharraf had challenged the formation of special court which found him guilty of treason last December.On Monday, the Lahore High Court sided with the exiled general, who seized power in…

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A court in Pakistan has overturned the death sentence handed the complete manner down to historical president Pervez Musharraf by declaring the particular task unconstitutional.

Gen Musharraf had challenged the formation of particular court which chanced on him guilty of treason final December.

On Monday, the Lahore Excessive Court docket sided with the exiled long-established, who seized vitality in a 1999 coup and became president from 2001 to 2008.

The resolution intended Gen Musharraf became “a free man”, one prosecutor said.

Then again, fixed with BBC Urdu, the case would possibly well presumably well also calm be retried in a single other court.

The excessive treason fee has been pending since 2013. It relates to Gen Musharraf’s suspension of the structure in 2007, when he declared an emergency in a pass supposed to extend his tenure.

The court’s penalty became no longer at risk of be utilized. Gen Musharraf became allowed to pass away Pakistan in 2016 and is in Dubai.

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