A three-member special court in Islamabad on Tuesday ( 17) convicted Pervez Musharraf of violating the constitution by unlawfully declaring emergency rule while he was in power , in a case that was under hearing from 2013.
General Musharraf while serving as the Commander of Army seized power in a military coup in 1999 who ruled Pakistan as President until 2008 August and stepped down after the governing coalition resorted to impeach him.
He was convicted on five charges including three counts of subverting, suspending and changing the country's constitution, terminating Chief Justice and imposing emergency rule in 2007. Musharraf said he did so to stabilize the country and to fight rising Islamist extremism.
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