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Lahore court's decision to quash death sentence of Pervez Musharraf is 'unfortunate', say Pakistan opposition parties
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Lahore court's decision to quash death sentence of Pervez Musharraf is 'unfortunate', say Pakistan opposition parties

Pakistan's Opposition parties have expressed reservation over a top court's decision to quash the death sentence handed out to self-exiled former dictator Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case.

Lahore HC annuls death sentence handed out to Pervez Musharraf, says his trial in high treason case was unconstitutional
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Lahore HC annuls death sentence handed out to Pervez Musharraf, says his trial in high treason case was unconstitutional

The court also ruled that the treason case against Musharraf was not prepared in accordance with the law.

Lahore HC returns Pervez Musharraf's plea against verdict in high treason case, cites unavailability of full bench due to winter vacations
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Lahore HC returns Pervez Musharraf's plea against verdict in high treason case, cites unavailability of full bench due to winter vacations

The 76-year-old Pervez Musharraf was sentenced to death in absentia for high treason following a six-year legal case on 17 December

Pervez Musharraf challenges special court's verdict in treason case, says trial hurriedly wrapped up and judgment 'contains anomalies'
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Pervez Musharraf challenges special court's verdict in treason case, says trial hurriedly wrapped up and judgment 'contains anomalies'

Pakistan's former military dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Friday filed a petition in a court against the special court's verdict convicting him of high treason and sentencing him to death, according to media reports

Death sentence for Pervez Musharraf: High time for Pakistan's military leaders to be held accountable for misdeeds
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Death sentence for Pervez Musharraf: High time for Pakistan's military leaders to be held accountable for misdeeds

Musharraf is clearly guilty of high treason, as in 1999 he suspended the Pakistan Constitution after staging a blatantly unconstitutional army coup. He was again guilty of high treason in 2007 when he again suspended the Constitution, declared martial law, illegally suspended the Chief Justice of Pakistan, and dismissed judges of the Supreme Court and high court who did not take oath of allegiance to the army.

Furious over 'drag corpse and hang for three days' rider in Pervez Musharraf death sentence, Pakistan govt seeks removal of 'mentally unfit' judge
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Furious over 'drag corpse and hang for three days' rider in Pervez Musharraf death sentence, Pakistan govt seeks removal of 'mentally unfit' judge

Furious over a special court's verdict to drag Gen (retd.) Pervez Musharraf's corpse to the Parliament and hang it for three days, the Pakistan government on Thursday said that it will move the Supreme Judicial Council to unseat the "mentally unfit" head of the tribunal

Pakistan Bar Council slams Army for criticising judgment of special court against Pervez Musharraf in treason case
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Pakistan Bar Council slams Army for criticising judgment of special court against Pervez Musharraf in treason case

Apex body of Pakistani lawyers termed it a clear cut violation of the legal and constitutional provisions which amounts to contempt of the court

Drag Musharraf's corpse to central square in Islamabad, hang it for three days if he dies before execution, says Pakistan court in bizarre judgment
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Drag Musharraf's corpse to central square in Islamabad, hang it for three days if he dies before execution, says Pakistan court in bizarre judgment

Pervez Musharraf's corpse should be dragged to the central square in Islamabad and hanged for three days if the former military dictator dies before his execution, a special court in Pakistan which sentenced him to death said on Thursday in a bizarre judgement

Imran Khan holds emergency meeting as Pakistan govt decides to support Pervez Musharraf’s appeal against death sentence
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Imran Khan holds emergency meeting as Pakistan govt decides to support Pervez Musharraf’s appeal against death sentence

Imran Khan discussed the issue with his top party aides even as his government decided to support Musharraf 's appeal against 'unfair' verdict

Pakistan's ailing ex-president Pervez Musharraf calls death sentence a 'personnel vendetta' against him
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Pakistan's ailing ex-president Pervez Musharraf calls death sentence a 'personnel vendetta' against him

Pakistan's ailing former president Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday said the death sentence given to him by a court in a treason case is based on a 'personnel vendetta'

Day after Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death, Pakistan Army rallies behind former chief; govt says he was not given fair trial
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Day after Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death, Pakistan Army rallies behind former chief; govt says he was not given fair trial

Former Pakistan President and military ruler Musharraf was sentenced to death in absentia on Tuesday for high treason following a six-year legal case.

Former president Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death on charges of high treason by special court in Pakistan, say reports
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Former president Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death on charges of high treason by special court in Pakistan, say reports

Pakistan's ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been sentenced to death in high treason case by a special court in Pakistan, media reports said.

Islamabad High Court stops special court from announcing verdict in Pervez Musharraf high treason case
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Islamabad High Court stops special court from announcing verdict in Pervez Musharraf high treason case

As Pakistan President, Musharraf imposed emergency and suspended the Constitution in 2007, which according to Article 6 of the Constitution was an act of high treason.

New civil-military tensions in Pakistan aren't necessarily good news for India; New Delhi must be vigilant
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New civil-military tensions in Pakistan aren't necessarily good news for India; New Delhi must be vigilant

There’s no way of telling, of course, how the power struggle in Pakistan will play out. But an escalation of tensions along the Line of Control, and inside Kashmir, are probable outcomes

India accuses Pakistan of having the 'DNA of terrorism' in response to Islamabad's false claims on J&K at UNESCO meet
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India accuses Pakistan of having the 'DNA of terrorism' in response to Islamabad's false claims on J&K at UNESCO meet

'Pakistan's neurotic behaviour has resulted in its decline to a nearly failed state with its weak economy', said Ananya Agarwal, who led the Indian delegation to UNESCO

Pakistan court dismisses plea to drop terrorism charges against Pervez Musharraf owing to his lawyer’s absence during hearings
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Pakistan court dismisses plea to drop terrorism charges against Pervez Musharraf owing to his lawyer’s absence during hearings

The former military ruler has been seeking deletion of terrorism charges and subsequent transfer of his case from the ATC to the sessions court.

Pakistan special court says high treason trial of Pervez Musharraf to start on daily basis from 24 October
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Pakistan special court says high treason trial of Pervez Musharraf to start on daily basis from 24 October

A special court in Pakistan on Tuesday said the high treason trial of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf will start on a daily basis from 24 October.

Kashmir is in the blood of Pakistan, claims Pervez Musharraf as he prepares to launch return to politics
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Kashmir is in the blood of Pakistan, claims Pervez Musharraf as he prepares to launch return to politics

Kashmir is in the blood of Pakistan and the country and army will stand by the Kashmiri people 'no matter what,' Pervez Musharraf asserted, as he returned to active politics.

Pakistan committed biggest blunder by joining US' war on terror after 9/11 attack, says Imran Khan
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Pakistan committed biggest blunder by joining US' war on terror after 9/11 attack, says Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted on Monday that Pakistan committed 'one of the biggest blunders' by joining the US after the 9/11 attacks, saying the previous governments 'should not have pledged what they could not deliver.'

Narendra Modi awarded Order of Zayed by Abu Dhabi's crown prince for boosting bilateral ties between India, UAE
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Narendra Modi awarded Order of Zayed by Abu Dhabi's crown prince for boosting bilateral ties between India, UAE

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honour during a visit Saturday to the oil-rich Gulf nation.