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Court resumes hearing in Musharraf treason trial today
 
 
 
Court resumes hearing in Musharraf treason trial today

ISLAMABAD  - The Special Court headed by Justice Faisal Arab will resume hearing in treason trial of former military ruler general (Retd) Pervez Musharraf here on today (Tuesday).
According to legal counsel of former Chief of Army Staff, he will appear before the tribunal today.
The special court had ordered the former military ruler to appear on February 18.
The 70-year-old general is facing treason charges, which can carry the death penalty/ life imprisonment over his imposition of a state of emergency in 2007 while he was president.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the man Musharraf had ousted from power in his 1999 coup, and his lawyers have said the treason case is an attempt to settle the old scores through courts. They have also challenged the civilian court’s right to try a former army chief, saying he is entitled to be dealt with by a military tribunal.
In addition to treason, Musharraf faces an array of other criminal charges dating back to his 1999-2008 rule, including for the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December 2007.

 
 
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