Pervez Musharraf charged with Benazir Bhutto’s assassination

Ex- army chief General (retd) Pervez Musharraf was indicted on 3 counts Tuesday in Rawalpindi’s anti-terrorism court (ATC) over the 2007 killing of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Pervez Musharraf

Ex- army chief was also produced in the ATC amidst tight security during today’s hearing of the case headed by ATC judge Habibur Rehman. A challan was read out against Pervez Musharraf and 6 others nominated in Benazir Bhutto’s murder during the hearing.

“He was charged with murder, criminal conspiracy for murder and facilitation for murder,” public prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar told media. The 6 accused people include former City Police Officer (CPO) of Rawalpindi Saud Aziz, the then SP Khurram Shahzad, Hasnain Gul, Rafaqat Hussain, Sher Zaman and Abdul Rasheed respectively.

Pervez Musharraf and the accused people refused the allegations.

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