Former President Pervaiz Musharraf makes yet another move over the controversial death penalty verdict by Special Court

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Former President Pervaiz Musharraf makes yet another move over the controversial death penalty verdict by Special Court

ISLAMABAD - Former President Pervaiz Musharraf makes yet another move over the controversial death penalty verdict by Special Court.

General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Friday challenged a special court’s verdict sentencing him to death in a high treason case in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

The petition was filed by Azhar Siddique on behalf of Musharraf in the LHC.

The special court on December 17 had sentenced the former military ruler to death for imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007 and suspending the Constitution.

The petition stated that Musharraf was not given a chance to present his arguments and that the “special court quite abruptly and hurriedly wrapped up a trial that was far from its conclusion.”

“The hastily announced judgment is emanating from a prosecution case which suffers, for all intents and purposes from an admitted, noticeable and unexplained delay of over five years from the date of the alleged offence and initiation of proceeding,” the petition stated

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