TDN World Desk: Former pak president Pewrvez Mushraff has been sentenced to death by a special court in Islamabad. The The 76-year-old former leader, who seized power in a military coup in 1999 and ruled Pakistan as President until 2008, however will have an option to appeal the verdict. Musharraf has been accused of high treason.

Currently Musharraf is living in Dubai. In 2016, he was allowed by the goverenment to go abroad to undergo medical treatment.

A three-member special court in Islamabad on Tuesday he was convicted of violating the constitution by unlawfully declaring emergency.

“For the first time in the history of Pakistan… a military dictator has been punished by a court of law,” Hamid Ali Khan, a senior Supreme Court lawyer, said following the verdict. Fox news quoted.