Waqar Ahmed Seth

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Waqar Ahmed Seth (16 March 1961 – 12 November 2020) was a Pakistani politician and lawyer. He was the Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court from 28 June 2018 until his death.[1] On 2 August 2011, he became a Justice Peshawar High Court.

He was in charge over the special court which heard the high treason case against Pervez Musharraf and one of the two judges on a three judge panel who convicted Musharraf of this crime and sentenced him to death.[2] This was the first time in Pakistan's history that a military dictator was convicted of high treason.[3]

Seth died on 12 November 2020 in Islamabad from COVID-19, aged 69.[4]

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  1. "Profiles of Justice: Yahya Afridi and Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth". www.thenews.com.pk.
  2. "Special court sentences Pervez Musharraf to death in high treason case". dunyanews.tv.
  3. "Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death for high treason". WQAD.com. December 17, 2019.
  4. "Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Seth dies of coronavirus". SAMAA NEWS. November 12, 2020.