Arrest Warrant Issued for Musharraf
Posted on Feb 12, 2011
An arrest warrant has been issued for former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. He is wanted in connection with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, a candidate for the country’s presidency who was killed in a gun-and-suicide-bomb attack during a rally in 2007.
Musharraf, now living in self-imposed exile in London, has declared his intent to return to Pakistan and be a candidate in the next election. —JCL
An anti-terrorism court judge in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for Pervez Musharraf, the country’s former military ruler, in connection with the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto, officials say.
Bhutto, a former prime minister and leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was killed in December 2007 in a gun-and-suicide-bomb blast during a rally, just weeks after returning to Pakistan to campaign in new elections.
Many of her supporters accuse Musharraf of not doing enough to ensure her protection.
AP / Ivan Sekretarev
Pervez Musharraf was president of Pakistan until he resigned under threat of impeachment in 2008.