Credit: The Express Tribune
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to initiate a high treason case against former military dictator Pervez Musharraf for subverting the constitution of Pakistan twice, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced in the National Assembly on Monday.
In Pakistan, the maximum penalty for treason is death.
The government “firmly subscribes to the view that the holding in abeyance of the constitution on 3rd November 2007, constituted an act of high treason,” Sharif said in parliament, reading from a statement simultaneously presented to the Supreme Court.
“Musharraf will have to answer for his guilt before the court,” he said. More