"Pervez Musharraf was found guilty under Article 6 of violating the constitution of Pakistan", court officials said. Musharraf was tried for treason because he was alleged to have imposed a state of emergency in 2007, repealing the constitution with a view to remaining in power.
The measure prompted protests, and Musharraf resigned in 2008 to avoid dismissal.
Former Pakistan Army Chief and ex-president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has been given the death penalty in a treason case by a special court in Pakistan.
This is the first time in the history of Pakistan that a former army chief has been handed the death sentence. The special court order is subject to appeal.
Acclaimed theoretical physicist, journalist, BAFTA-winning documentary filmmaker and best-selling author Simon Singh is coming to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) to introduce his work to the public, starting with the book "Fermat's Last Theorem" (1997), which has been translated into 32 languages, followed by "The Code Book" (1999), on the secrets of cryptography, and st
Former Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison for corruption Monday, state media reported, the latest conviction in a series of allegations which saw him ousted from power last year.
Imran Khan has won a disputed Pakistan election but has fallen short of an outright majority, according to official results announced on July 27 that indicate he will need to enter into a coalition to form a government.
A suicide bomber killed 132 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on Friday, officials said, amid growing tensions over ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's return ahead of the July 25 vote.
The bombing was the most deadly attack in Pakistan in over three years and is the third incident of election-related violence this week.