Pakistan's former military dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf has filed a petition in a court against the special court's verdict convicting him of high treason and sentencing him to death. Last week, the special court in Islamabad sentenced 76-year-old Musharraf to death in absentia for high treason following a six-year legal case. The 86 page-long petition highlighted that the "judgement contained a mix of anomalies and contradictory statements". It added that the special court "rapidly and hurriedly wrapped up the trial which was far from conclusion". A bench will now hear the petition on January 9, 2020.