Musharraf sentenced to death for treason

ISLAMABAD (AP) – A Pakistani court yesterday sentenced the country’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf to death in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while in power, officials said. It’s the first time in Pakistan’s history that a former army chief and ruler of the country has been sentenced to death. Musharraf, who was sentenced in absentia, has been out of the country since 2016, when he was allowed to leave on bail to seek medical treatment abroad. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.