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Musharraf sentenced to death in high treason case

In a first in Pakistan”s history, a three-member bench of a special court here on Tuesday sentenced former President Pervez Musharraf to death in the long-drawn high treason case against him.

This is the first time in the country”s history that a military chief has been declared guilty of high treason and handed a death sentence, Dawn news reported.

A three-member bench of the special court – headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and comprising Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court and Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court – announced the split 2-1 verdict in the case after hearing final arguments earlier on Tuesday.

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