A death sentence was handed to Pakistan’s former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf by a special court in Islamabad for ‘treason’. Musharraf had seized power in 1999 after he ousted PM Nawaz Sharif in a military coup and ruled until 2008. He is in Dubai for medical treatment. The charge relates to his suspension of the constitution in 2007 in an attempt to extend his tenure. PM Imran Khan will review the sentence and take a final call.
Zimbabwean vice-president Gen Chiwenga has accused his estranged wife Marry Mubaiwa of attempting to murder him. Prosecutors say she tried to kill Chiwenga—who played a key role in overthrowing Robert Mugabe in 2017—while he was in hospital in South Africa. Cases are often filed by Zimbabwe’s elites, who accuse each other of assassination plots.