Parvez Muzaffar dead, Pakistan Ex-president passed away – what’s happened?

Pakistan’s ailing former dictator said Wednesday that a court sentenced him to death in a treason case based on “personal vengeance.”

It was Pervez Musharraf’s first reaction to Tuesday’s court ruling, which has been condemned by the country’s powerful military. Musharraf’s supporters held small rallies across the country in support of him as a court sentenced him to death after ruling he violated the constitution by imposing a state of emergency.

In a video released by his party, Musharraf said: “There is no instance where neither the accused nor his lawyers were allowed to say anything in his defense.” trial, but rejected his request to record a statement in Dubai, where he has lived since he left the country in 2016 to seek treatment.

Musharraf’s health has fluctuated and he was hospitalized again this month. He said the court’s decision against him was questionable and the rule of law was not upheld.

“I would say that there is no constitution to try this case, but this case was taken and tried because some people have personally retaliated against me and one person was targeted in this case,” he said.

He did not name names, saying those who acted against him “enjoy high positions and abuse their power.”

He praised the Pakistani people and armed forces for supporting him after he was sentenced to death by a court after declaring a state of emergency during his presidency, when he was also commander-in-chief of the army.

Musharraf said he would make a decision on his future after consulting a lawyer and he looked forward and hoped for justice.

His lawyers have said he will appeal the death sentence.

A few hours ago, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan consulted with his advisers to decide how to handle the situation resulting from the conviction. Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates do not have an extradition treaty, and Emirati authorities are unlikely to arrest Musharraf.

The military previously said they had received the court’s decision “with great pain and suffering” and said Musharraf “served the country for over 40 years and fought to defend it and could never be a traitor”.

Musharraf came to power in 1999, overthrowing the democratically elected government of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In 2007, he declared a state of emergency and placed several key judges under house arrest in the capital Islamabad and elsewhere in Pakistan.

When he returned to office later in 2013, Sharif charged Musharraf with treason.

The general was formally charged in 2014.

Sharif returned to power in 2013, but a court ousted him in 2017 on corruption charges. He is currently undergoing treatment in London after being released on bail.