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PHC Chief Justice Waqar Seth who penned judgment against ex-military dictator Musharraf died of Covid-19

PHC Chief Justice Waqar Seth who penned judgment against ex-military dictator Musharraf died of Covid-19

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What happened: Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth passed away on Thursday at the age of 59, days after contracting the coronavirus and being shifted to a private hospital in Islamabad.

A protocol officer of the high court, Zubair Hussain, told media that Justice Seth tested positive for Covid-19 on October 22 and was immediately admitted to a hospital in Peshawar. He was later shifted to the Kulsum International Hospital in Islamabad but was not able to survive. 

Major contribution by Justice Seth: On December 17, 2019, the PHC chief justice while heading a special court had penned down the death sentence to former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case for imposing emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 12, 2004, Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf answers a question during an interview in Rawalpindi. – A Pakistan court on December 17, 2019 sentenced former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in absentia to death for treason, state media reported, an unprecedented move in the South Asian country where the armed forces are often considered immune from prosecution. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

Condolences: From Prime Minister to military institution, everyone has offered their condolences to Justice Seth’s family

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