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

Al-Jazeera English:

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.

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