Pakistan court summons Musharraf in high treason case
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - A Pakistani special court on Friday summoned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to appear in a high treason case, an offence that could see him face death or life in prison, a government prosecutor said.
"Musharraf has been ordered to appear before the court on December 24," Mr Akram Sheikh, the head of the government prosecution team told AFP by telephone.
It will be the first time in Pakistan's history that a former military dictator will face a treason trial.
Pakistan's top court in November accepted a government request to set up a special tribunal to try Musharraf for high treason.