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Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Peshawar HC Who Sent Musharraf to the Gallows Dies of Coronavirus

Former Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Peshawar High Court Waqar Seth.

He was 59 and is survived by his spouse and a daughter. He belonged to Dikhan district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Seth examined constructive for COVID-19 on October 22 and was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Peshawar. He was later shifted to Kulsum International Hospital in Islamabad, the place he succumbed to the lethal viral an infection on Thursday, the officers stated.

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  • Last Updated: November 13, 2020, 17:00 IST
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Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Seth, who handed down the demise sentence to former Pakistan president Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf within the excessive treason case, handed away resulting from coronavirus-related issues at a personal hospital in Islamabad, officers stated on Friday. He was 59 and is survived by his spouse and a daughter. He belonged to Dikhan district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Seth examined constructive for COVID-19 on October 22 and was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Peshawar. He was later shifted to Kulsum International Hospital in Islamabad, the place he succumbed to the lethal viral an infection on Thursday, the officers stated.

Seth, who took oath as Peshawar High Court prime decide in June 2018, rose to prominence when whereas heading a particular courtroom in December 2019, he handed down the demise sentence to self-exiled former navy dictator Musharraf within the excessive treason case for imposing emergency within the nation on November 3, 2007. Musharraf, who dominated Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, was the primary navy dictator convicted for subverting the Constitution. The 74-year-old retired common, who has been residing in Dubai since March 2016, left Pakistan for medical therapy and has not returned since, citing safety and well being causes.

According to Pakistani media experiences, Musharraf suffers from amyloidosis, a uncommon illness attributable to the build-up of an irregular protein referred to as amyloid in organs and tissues within the physique. Seth additionally presided over various high-profile circumstances, with considered one of his necessary judgments being the acquittal of 74 convicts of navy courts, most of whom had been awarded demise sentences. The case is presently pending earlier than the Supreme Court. In one other high-profile case, Seth gave judgement in opposition to giving extra powers to the navy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

His funeral prayers will probably be supplied on November 13 on the previous Army Stadium floor in Peshawar. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had been amongst a number of dignitaries who expressed condolences over the demise of Seth.

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