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Pakistan Court issues arrest warrant for Musharraf

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In a latest development former President Pervez Musharraf, on whose name a warrant has been issued by a court over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, has denied to return to Pakistan to comply with the arrest warrant as per report of the sources.

Musharraf’s spokesperson, Fawad Choudhary while speaking to media in London confirmed that the former president won’t be returning back to Pakistan for this hearing and reiterated the fact that the warrant was totally ridiculous.

Earlier today, a court in Pakistan issued an arrest warrant for former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Sources have reported that prosecutors claimed that an investigation clearly depicted that Musharraf was responsible for not providing adequate protection for Bhutto and not even responded to a prosecutor’s request to answer questions — hence the court-ordered arrest warrant.

However, Musharraf’s legal adviser told CNN that Musharraf has not appeared before the court because the accusations against him are baseless and politically motivated.

“Judge Rana Nisar Ahmad has issued non-bailable warrant for former President Pervez Musharraf and directed him to appear before the court on February 19,” special prosecutor Choudhary Zulfiqar Ali told media.
A United Nations panel looking into Bhutto’s assassination concluded that Pakistan’s military-led former government failed to adequately protect her and that intelligence agencies hindered the subsequent investigation.

Musharraf, who was president when Bhutto was killed in December 2007 in a gun and suicide bomb attack, is in self-imposed exile in London.

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