Former president Pervez Musharraf was formally charge-sheeted when he was produced in a Special Court where he is being tried for a high treason case against him. However, the ex-army ruler denied all charges.
Five charges were framed against him which included imposition of emergency on Nov 3, 2007 as army chief, promulgation of PCO, forcing judges of superior judiciary to take oath under the PCO, ‘illegally’ assuming authority to amend the Constitution and suspension of basic human rights, which is violation of the Constitution according to the charge sheet.
Justice Tahira Saeed read out the charge sheet before the former president who denied all charges.
“Whatever I did, I did for betterment of this nation and the country. Served honour to this nation, is it an act of treason? We strove for eight years for development of his county, is it treason?” Musharraf said in response to the allegations.
The charges of high treason carry the death sentence.
Earlier today, he was produced in the court amid tight security measures to face the charges of high treason. The court had ordered Musharraf’s arrest over non-appearance in today’s proceeding.