ATC summons Musharraf in BB murder case

RAWALPINDI, (SANA): An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi has summoned former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the assassination case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

ATC judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman on Monday resumed hearing of the case wherein FIA prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar stated that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has not so far appeared in the court after getting bail from the Sindh High Court, therefore he should be summoned on the next hearing, at which, the court issued notice to Pervez Musharraf to turn up on April 13.

On the other hand, the Supreme Court of Pakistan heard a set of petitions seeking Pervez Musharraf’s prosecution for high treason.

The court, in its observation, urged the government to take action under Article 6 of the Constitution which deals with high treason.

Sources said that there may be development in the case after former military dictator Pervez Musharraf appears before the ATC. However, the Sindh High Court had granted him a protective bail till April 19.

It is pertinent to mention here that former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007 in a gun and bomb assault in at Rawalpindi Liaquat Bagh.

Meanwhile; FIA has challenged the verdict against the rehearing of case in Lahore High Court (LHC)’s Rawalpindi bench.

The FIA’s prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar, in his petition, stated that a separate trial of Pervez Musharraf should be held.

He said that statements of more than 30 witnesses have been recorded and rehearing will have an effect on them.

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