Musharraf denies charges in court

Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf and six figures have been indicted in the case of former premier Benazir Bhutto’s assassination where Musharraf denied the charges against him.

On the orders of the court, the former military ruler, Musharraf, was produced in Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Rawalpindi city in high security. ATC judge Chaudhry Habibur Rahman heard the case during which eight-page charge sheet was read against Musharraf charging him with murder, terrorism and under Explosives Act that was denied by the military strong man.

The former ruler has been facing a number of cases as he came to Pakistan just before the May 11 general elections after four years of self-imposed exile to participate in the elections.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected the nomination papers of Musharraf and Peshawar High Court imposed a lifetime ban on him to participate in elections.

Bhutto was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi city on December 27, 2007, as she was leaving after addressing an election campaign rally in the city while Musharraf was the President.

The six accused persons include former City Police Officer (CPO) of Rawalpindi Saud Aziz, the then SP Khurram Shahzad, Hasnain Gul, Rafaqat Hussain, Sher Zaman and Abdul Rasheed who also denied charges against them.

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