Pakistani Officials Want To Try Musharraf For Treason

Former dictator suspended the constitution and declared a state of emergency while in office


(Reuters) – Pakistan moved on Monday to put former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason for suspending the constitution and declaring a state of emergency while he was in power.

Musharraf has been embroiled in a complicated web of legal cases after returning to Pakistan this year from self-imposed exile to take part in a May election. His arrest was unprecedented in a country where the army wields enormous power.

He has been granted bail in three court causes in past weeks, prompting speculation that he would soon be able to leave the country. Musharraf has not publicly commented on the matter.