New developments reported over former President Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty verdict case

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New developments reported over former President Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty verdict case

ISLAMABAD – New developments reported over former President Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty verdict case.

The death sentence of former president General (rtd) Pervez Musharraf in high treason case has been challenged in the Supreme Court (SC) Karachi Registry.

Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi filed a petition in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry. In the petition, the petitioner adopted a stance that high treason act does not apply for Musharraf because Article 6 has been changed in the 18th Constitutional Amendment.

The petition also stated that Musharraf imposed an emergency in 2007 and the 18th amendment included in the constitution during 2010. The former military ruler did not violate any constitution and law during his tenure.

The petition stated that Musharraf had given his rule to constitutional and legal authority through referendum. He further said that the Article 6 does not apply for a person who does not have a constitutional breach.

Meanwhile, the petition has been received by the Registrar’s Office, which will be scheduled for a regular hearing after the scrutiny.