PM Imran Khan takes important step over Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty verdict

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PM Imran Khan takes important step over Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty verdict

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan takes important step over Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty verdict.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday summoned an emergency meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's core committee to discuss the conviction of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf in a high treason case.

The prime minister was in Geneva on Tuesday to attend the "Global Refugee Forum" when the special court formed to try the ex-president announced its verdict awarding him the death penalty for imposing a state of emergency in 2007 and suspending the Constitution.

The verdict, announced by a three-member bench of the special tribunal, was received with 'lot of pain and anguish' by Pakistan Army.

The government, too, had expressed its reservations to the verdict, saying that the requirements for a fair trial under Article 10-A were not fulfilled in the case.

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