Islamabad: Pakistan’s fromer military ruler Pervez Musharraf should be “hanged” for committing high treason and other unconstitutional acts like imposition of emergency in the country, a lawyer has asked Supreme Court.
The demand was made by Abdul Basit, a lawyer representing two Lahore High Court judges, in a contempt of court case involving judges who endorsed Musharraf’s emergency rule.
Appearing before a four-judge bench yesterday, Basit said the Supreme Court had already held Musharraf responsible for the subversion of the Constitution and committing the offence of high treason in 2007.
Asked by the bench as to what should be the punishment for this offence, Basit said: “The punishment for the offence of high treason under Article 6 (of the Constitution) is capital punishment. Hang Musharraf.