Musharraf’s arrest warrant issued for ‘third time’ in Benazir murder case

March 5th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Rawalpindi, Mar 5(ANI): An Anti-Terrorism Court in Pakistan has reissued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for the third time in connection with former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.

Sources said the warrant will be delivered to Musharraf’s new address, the Dawn reports.

The case hearing was conducted in Rawalpindi’s Adiyala jail by ATC judge Rana Mukhtar.

Musharraf was Pakistan’s President when Benazir was targeted in a gun and bomb attack as she was leaving Liaqat Bagh in Rawalpindi after addressing a public rally on December 27, 2007.

The court had earlier issued warrants for Musharraf’s arrest on February 12 and again on February 19, and had adjourned the hearing until March 5 (today).

Musharraf’s spokesman has repeatedly said the former military ruler will not be going back to Pakistan for any court hearing.

Musharraf is alleged to have been part of a “broad conspiracy” to have his political rival Benazir killed before elections, though the exact nature of the charges against him is not clear. (ANI)

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