Pakistan court sentences former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death for treason

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Umer Karim, of the Royal United Services Institute, said the ruling appeared to continue last month's confrontation with the military over Gen Bajwa's extension. Gen Bajwa was later granted a six month extension and parliament was given the task of ruling on the legality of a longer posting. “Today's ruling will further make things worse between the two institutions,” he said. He said the special court hearing Gen Musharraf's case would likely have consulted with other senior members of the judiciary before handing down the verdict. “I think the judiciary wants to assert itself.”