Pakistan court stays Musharraf's high treason case verdict

Updated: Nov 27, 2019, 08:34 IST | Agencies | Lahore

The LHC also sought replies from the federal government and the Ministry of Interior by November 28, the day a special tribunal is set to announce its verdict. If found guilty, Musharraf could be sentenced to death or imprisonment for life

Pervez Musharraf,
Pervez Musharraf,

Lahore: In a temporary relief for Pervez Musharraf, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday accepted a petition from the Dubai-based ailing former Pakistani military dictator who sought to stop a special tribunal from pronouncing its verdict in the high treason case against him for imposing the state of emergency on November 3, 2007.

The LHC also sought replies from the federal government and the Ministry of Interior by November 28, the day a special tribunal is set to announce its verdict. If found guilty, Musharraf could be sentenced to death or imprisonment for life.

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