Pakistan Court Summons Musharraf for Treason

Just as former President was making a return to politics

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 8, 2013 8:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's looking like an up-and-down kind of week for Pakistan's widely reviled former president. Just a day after a court gave Pervez Musharraf permission to run for office again, Pakistan's supreme court has demanded he face possible treason charges, the AP reports. A conviction could mean a death sentence. A hearing will be held tomorrow to determine whether Musharraf will be charged, and in the meantime the court has ordered that he not be allowed to leave the country. The hearing could bode ill for Musharraf given his decidedly contentious history with the court.

A Pakistani woman looks at a poster of former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf along a roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, April 7, 2013.   (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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