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Ex-Pakistani dictator formally arrested

Ex-Pakistani dictator formally arrested

Apr 25, 2013 - 19:16

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday formally arrested former military dictator Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.

Bhutto was assassinated in a gun-bomb attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007 when Musharraf was president. She was killed after addressing an election campaign rally at Liaqatbagh.

Earlier in the day, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in the garrison town of Rawalpindi issued orders for the ex-general’s arrest and granted permission for his investigation.

The court directed a joint investigation team to record statements, after which a decision on Musharraf’s physical remand would be taken.

He will remain under arrest at his farmhouse residence in Chak Shahzad area near Islamabad before being produced in the Rawalpindi ATC on Friday.

Following his return to Pakistaninfo-icon to contest the May general election, he has been accused in a number of cases, including judges' detention and treason against the state.



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