Former president and top military official Pervez Musharraf, who was awarded death penalty in high treason case, has challenged the special court’s verdict in Lahore High Court. Pervez Musharraf has argued that the decision was announced in hurry as a case against the formation of special court is already under hearing in LHC.
The former military official further requested the court to issue orders to stop implementation on the sentence by nullifying paragraph 66 of the verdict.
Earlier, the court had sentenced Musharraf to death on December 17 for imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007, adding that it had found him guilty of high treason in accordance with Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
The clause 66 stoked another controversy with the use of inflammatory and derogatory comments against the former president. The detailed verdict issued in the treason case against General Musharraf has shocked people especially the armed forces of Pakistan. The orders penned down in the verdict were hair raising.
“We direct the law enforcement agencies to strive their level best to apprehend the fugitive/convict (Musharraf) and to ensure that the punishment is inflicted as per law and if found dead, his corpse be dragged to the D-Chowk, Islamabad, Pakistan and be hanged for 03 days,” it further says. D-Chowk, also referred to as Democracy Chowk (crossing), is a large square located on the junction of Jinnah Avenue and Constitution Avenue in Islamabad and is a notorious place for rallies and protests.
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