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Pakistan: Musharraf to be indicted in Benazir assassination case

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Aug 06, 2013 at 09:06am IST

Islamabad: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is expected to be indicted in the Benazir Bhutto murder case later on Tuesday. An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi had named Musharraf in the case in February 2011, and in August the same year he was declared a proclaimed offender.

The Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court judge Habibur Rahman had fixed August 6 to be the date to formally charge the 69-year-old Musharraf. The former president's indictment would be an unprecedented move in a country ruled by military for more than half of its life.

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007, while Musharraf was president. She was killed after addressing an election campaign rally in the city.

Pakistan: Musharraf to be indicted in Benazir murder case

The former president's indictment would be an unprecedented move in a country ruled by military for more than half of its life.

Musharraf is currently living at his Chak Shahzad residence, which had been declared a sub-jail.

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