Pervez Musharraf treason trial: a timeline

Here's how it all unfolded

News Desk December 17, 2019
Former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: FILE

A special court in Islamabad on Tuesday found General (retd) Pervez Musharraf guilty of high treason and awarded him a death sentence under Article 6 of the Constitution.

How it all unfolded

November 3, 2007: Pervez Musharraf declares emergency by putting superior court judges under house arrest

August 18, 2008: Musharraf resigns as president, goes into exile in London and Dubai

March 24, 2013: Returns to Pakistan but barred from contesting polls and from leaving the country

June 26, 2013: PM Nawaz Sharif orders FIA to probe high-treason case against Musharraf

November 16, 2013: FIA inquiry finds Musharraf ‘solely responsible’ for suspending Constitution

December 24, 2013: General Musharraf ordered to appear before Special Court

March 31, 2014: Special Court indicts ex-military ruler; Musharraf pleads not-guilty

March 18, 2016: Leaves for Dubai to seek medical treatment abroad after travel ban lifted

October 23, 2019: PTI government de-notifies prosecution team in high-treason case

November 19, 2019: Special Court reserves verdict to announce it on November 28

November 24, 2019: New prosecution team submits written arguments in Special Court

November 27, 2019: IHC restrains Special Court from announcing verdict on government’s appeal

December 17, 2019: Special Court sentences Musharraf to death for abrogating Constitution under Article 6


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