Musharraf attack case: SC cancels death sentence of two accused


ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Wednesday canceled death sentences for two accused but maintained imprisonment in a case pertaining to the attack on Ex- president Pervez Musharraf.

The apex court maintained Rana Naveed’s life imprisonment and Amir Sohail’s 20 year imprisonment sentences.

On February 28, the Supreme Court reserved its judgment on plea against the procedure adopted by a military court to enhance the sentence of Rana Naveed and Amir Sohail who were convicted by the military court for their role in the suicide attack.

They were convicted and awarded life term and 20-year jail terms, respectively, by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) on July 21, 2005.

But later the life term was converted into death sentence.

Previously the Defence Ministry had summoned the record of the case and accepted the errors in the sentence of Rana Naveed.