Pakistan court annuls Musharaff’s death sentence

A Pakistan court on Monday annulled the death sentence handed to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, ruling a special court which found him guilty of treason last year was unconstitutional, a government prosecutor told AFP. The original ruling had marked the first time a former leader of the armed forces had faced such a sentence for treason in Pakistan, where the military maintains strong influence and senior officers are often considered immune from prosecution. It caused huge controversy, with Musharraf — exiled in Dubai — slamming it as a “vendetta”, and the military expressing its disappointment.