Former President Pervaiz Musharraf counsel react over the death penalty by social court

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Former President Pervaiz Musharraf counsel react over the death penalty by social court

ISLAMABAD - Former President Pervaiz Musharraf counsel react over the death penalty by social court.

The decision to hand death penalty to former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf will be challenged in the Supreme court, Advocate Salman Safdar, lead counsel of the former military ruler announced in a press conference on Tuesday.

The press conference was held hours after a special court announced its verdict in a treason case against Musharraf, sentencing him to death for abrogating the Constitution and imposing emergency in the country in 2007.

Advocate Safdar noted that the trial was unconstitutional and laws were neglected during the process.

He said that Musharraf was denied the right to fair trial.

The former dictator's counsel said that the case was decided in a hurry and declared that the decision was "worse than the decision to hang [former prime minister] Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto" — who was sentenced to death in a murder case.