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Verdict on Musharraf treason case on November 28

Verdict on Musharraf treason case on November 28
Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad: A special Pakistani court on Tuesday reserved its judgement in the treason case against former dictator General Pervez Musharraf and said that the verdict would be announced on November 28, according to media reports. The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against the 76-year-old ex-army chief in 2013 over the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007. The court directed the counsel of Musharraf to submit final argument if any by November 26, Dawn News reported. If convicted, he may face death sentence. PTI

Indian child marriage curb triggers global reduction

United Nations: Decline of child marriage in populous nations like India has led to the reduction in the harmful practice globally over the past 25 years, according to a new UN report. The study ‘For every child, every right - The Convention on the Rights of the Child at a crossroads' by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), said that although the world has made historic gains over the past three decades in improving children's lives, urgent action is required if the poorest children are to feel the impact. PTI

Ailing Sharif leaves for London for treatment

Lahore: Pakistan’s ailing former PM Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday left for London in an air ambulance to seek better medical treatment for multiple diseases, days after a court here allowed him to travel abroad for four weeks after he legally challenged the Imran Khan government’s condition of furnishing an indemnity bond worth Rs 700 crore. He has been diagnosed with an immune system disorder and doctors recommended that he should go abroad for treatment. PTI


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