Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Former Pakistan military dictator Musharraf gets death penalty for treason

Must Read

Genocide is the only option in Balochistan – Pakistani Minister declares

A Pakistani minister in Balochistan, who is de-jure head of security apparatus in the region, has declared that genocide...

Aslam Baloch — The Baloch General – TBP Special report

For seventy years, through ups and downs, successes and failures, with rapid and slow pace, the Balochistan’s...

State’s deadly weapon, Shafiq Mengal – The Balochistan Post report

Strings of suicide bombing in Sindh's Shikarpur city and firing incident on BSO azad's rally in Khuzdar got connected...

Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf was sentenced to death in high treason case on Tuesday by a special court in Islamabad.

A three-member bench of the special court handed Musharraf death sentence on a long drawn high treason case against him for suspending the constitution and imposing emergency rule in 2007.

Musharraf is in self- imposed exile in Dubai, and has been on trial since 2014. He wasn’t present to comment on the verdict but in the past he had denied the charges.

Pakistan army said in a statement posted on Twitter that the decision was received with “a lot of pain and anguish by rank and file of Pakistan armed forces”.

Many of Pakistan’s army chiefs have either ruled the country directly after coups, as Gen Musharraf did, or wielded significant influence over policymaking during periods of civilian rule.

But Gen Musharraf was the first army chief to be charged with such a crime and the powerful military have watched the case carefully, BBC report said.

Latest News

Balochistan: Doctors beaten, arrested for protesting over lack of virus safety equipment

Doctors and medical staff were beaten and arrested by police in Balochistan’s capital on Monday for protesting...

Enforced disappearances in Balochistan continue amid Corona Crisis – HRCB report

Pakistan has an appallingly poor track record of disease control in Balochistan, says Human Rights Council of Balochistan, or HRCB

Balochistan: The COVID-19 cases escalate to 192

With 192 cases, a single death and 17 recoveries, Balochistan is witnessing an increase in COVID-19 cases. On April 4, the National...

Turkish musician dies on 288th day of hunger strike

28-year-old Turkish singer Helin Bolek, member of a banned Turkish folk group dies following hunger strike over government treatment.

WASHUK: Bride abducted by state-backed group from the wedding ceremony

People belonging to a government-backed group from Washuk district of Balochistan, allegedly kidnapped the bride at a wedding ceremony.