RAWALPINDI: The spokesperson Pakistan army major general Asif Ghafoor has said in a statement following the special court verdict to hand death sentence to former military chief Pervez Musharraf that it has received pain and anguish by rank and file of Pakistan armed forces.
“He was an ex-army chief, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee and President of Pakistan, who has served the country for over 40 years, fought wars for the defence of the country can surely never be a traitor.”
Director-General ISPR said, “The due legal process seems to have been ignored including constitution of a special court, denial of the fundamental right of self-defence, undertaking individual-specific proceedings and concluding the case in haste.”
Statement on decision by Special court about General Pervez Musharraf, Retired. pic.twitter.com/C9UAMT1E4W
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) 17 December 2019
The armed forces of Pakistan expect that justice will be dispensed in line with the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, he said in a Twitter statement.
A special court in Islamabad found Musharraf guilty of high treason and handed him a death sentence under Article 6 of the Constitution. It’s the first time in Pakistan’s history that a former army chief and ruler of the country has been sentenced to death. Musharraf, who was sentenced in absentia, has been out of the country since 2016 when he was allowed to leave on bail to seek medical treatment abroad.