The death sentence awarded to General Rtr. Pervez Musharaf, former military dictator and President of Pakistan was a jolt to the world, and a hot topic for discussion between legal pundits, questioning the legality of the decision in light of Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, as amended in 2010 through 18th amendment, which defines High Treason, The Special Court Act, 1976 which establishes and empowers a special court to exclusively try the act and High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973 which provides for the punishment of the persons convicted of the charges of abrogation and subversion of the constitution or High Treason.