PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto says democracy is the best revenge
KARACHI (92 News) – PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that democracy is the best revenge.
Reacting to the special court verdict in the high treason case on Tuesday, he said: “Democracy is the best revenge. Jiye Bhutto.”
Democracy is the best revenge. Jiye Bhutto pic.twitter.com/L4wLEjUJTl
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) December 17, 2019
On Tuesday, a three-member bench of the special court headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and comprising of Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court (SHC) and Justice Shahid Karim of the LHC announced the short verdict. However, one of the judge dissented from the sentence.
According to the short verdict, Pervez Musharraf had violated the constitution on November 3, 2007. It has been stated in the verdict that the violation of the constitution is proved against Pervez Musharraf and he is awarded death penalty under Article 6.
The detailed judgment will be announced within 48 hours.
The high treason case against the former president for clamping the state of emergency on Nov 3, 2007, has been pending since December 2013.
He was booked in the treason case in December 2013. Musharraf was indicted on March 31, 2014, and the prosecution had tabled the entire evidence before the special court in September the same year. However, due to litigation at appellate forums, the trial of the former military dictator lingered on and he left Pakistan in March 2016.
The special court had announced that it would deliver its verdict in the case today. However, the government’s prosecutor, Ali Zia Bajwa advocate, said that they had submitted three petitions today.