KARACHI, Pakistan

A Pakistani court on Monday set aside the death sentence of the country’s former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf in a high treason case, court records said.

A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court declared the formation of a special court that sentenced Musharraf to death last month “unconstitutional”, local broadcaster Dawn News reported.

The court declared that the treason case against Musharraf was not prepared in accordance with the law.

A special court in Islamabad, last month, had slapped Musharraf with the death sentence in absentia.

The former military ruler is currently undergoing treatment in the

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