Pakistan

Pakistan PM: Pervez Musharraf Should Be Tried for Treason

Nawaz Sharif was also prime minister before Musharraf's military coup

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The former military dictator Pervez Musharraf should be tried for high treason, Pakistan's prime minister said, raising the prospect of a serious clash between the country's civilian and military masters.

A treason trial would mark the first time in Pakistan's history that a military ruler has been held accountable and the decision was cheered by many who believe the country's overweening army needs to accept the primacy of elected politicians.