Pakistan’s government says it’s planning to put former President Pervez Musharraf on trial on treason charges.
Newly-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made the announcement in parliament on June 24.
It is a move that many people believe will raise tensions between the government and Pakistan’s armed forces, loyal to Musharraf.
The charges relate to the ex-leader’s decision to suspend the constitution and declare a state of national emergency in 2007.
The maximum penalty for treason is death.
Musharaff’s spokesman criticised Sharif’s announcement as “reckless and ill-conceived”.