Pakistan's former ruler ordered before court

Pakistan’s top court has ordered former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf to appear before judges in connection with allegations that he committed treason while in power.

Pakistan's former ruler ordered before court

Pakistan’s top court has ordered former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf to appear before judges in connection with allegations that he committed treason while in power.

The Supreme Court ordered a notice to be sent for him to appear in court on Tuesday.

The judges were responding to several petitions filed alleging that Musharraf committed treason by suspending the constitution and sacking senior judges, including the Supreme Court’s chief justice, while in office.

He seized power in a military coup in 1999 but was forced to step down almost a decade later under threat of impeachment by Pakistan’s main political parties.

He left Pakistan in 2008 and spent over four years in self-imposed exile before returning last month.

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