Tag Archives: General Pervez Musharraf

General Musharraf’s Arrest Warrants Issued

A Pakistani Court, hearing high treason case against former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on Friday, March 14, issued his non-bailable warrant for March 31st after he failed to appear before it. Musharraf could face possible indictment for violating the country’s constitution on November 3rd 2007 by proclaiming emergency. If convicted, Musharraf could face death sentence or life imprisonment under the country’s constitution.   …

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Musharraf May Be Indicted for Treason on March 11

A Pakistani court trying the country’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf re-summoned him on March 11 for his likely indictment in a high treason case, after rejecting his plea to transfer his trial to a military court. Musharraf ruled Pakistan from 1999 till 2008.   Musharraf escaped indictment on February 18 after the special court accepted his attorneys plea to first …

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Pakistan’s Musharaf Escapes Indictment, For Now

  Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf appeared before the special court in Islamabad on Tuesday, February 18. He, however, could not be indicted in a high treason case at the request of his legal team, which pleaded the court to first decide the issue of its jurisdiction for holding the trial and its plea for transferring  the trial to a military …

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Pakistani General’s Ultimate Responsibility

No army in the world can stand by and tolerate continuing bad or criminal governance or both. The application of the doctrine of necessity does become necessary sometimes in unambiguous circumstances of ‘clear and present danger’ to the existence of the state. It goes wrong when those that apply it forget that their role is limited to support technocrat governance …

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Will Musharraf be Convicted for Treason?

Spurning advice across the board not to return to Pakistan and face a myriad number of legal problems, Musharraf successfully managed by default to put the Army as a whole into the dock.   Musharraf and his close aides, Lt Gens Mahmood, Aziz, Usmani, etc committed an “offence against the State” in Oct 1999.   Condoned by the Supreme Court (SC), …

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Who is on Trial in Pakistan?

According to both legal opinion and mass public perception, prima facie the case against General Pervez Musharraf for treason is legally a “slam dunk”, he is guilty as charged. According to Article 6 (of Pakistan’s constitution) the extra-constitutional measures Musharraf used on November 3, 2009 to remove the Supreme Court judges is “treason”.  Will the trial court have the audacity …

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