The 54-year-old Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief and a two-time prime minister was killed along with more than 20 people in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007.
A Pakistani court on Thursday pronounced Musharraf a fugitive in the murder trial but acquitted five men accused of involvement in the 2007 assassination of Bhutto, the first female prime minister of a Muslim country.
Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistan Peoples Party chief and a two-time prime minister, was killed along with more than 20 people in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007.
The former president disclosed that amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament, he contemplated the use of nuclear weapons, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation.
Babar argued that it was impossible for any single individual to smuggle out huge centrifuge machines and other nuclear material without connivance and assistance of other players.
Pervez Musharraf in his book titled “In the Line of Fire”, conceded that several tons of nuclear material and drawings had been smuggled from Pakistan to Iran, Libya and North Korea.
The countries describe their friendship as being ‘higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, sweeter than honey’.
The former President of Pakistan also said that Pakistan should have refused to appear at ICJ hearing.
Musharraf is on the hit list of several banned and terrorist outfits and facing serious life threats and wants fool-proof security from the government.
A divisional bench of Balochistan High Court passed the order during hearing of a review petition challenging acquittal of the former President by an Anti-Terrorism Court in the case, Dawn reported.
If found guilty, Parvez Musharraf can be sent to the gallows.
Pervez Musharraf, 72, has been facing trial since 2013 for allegedly committing treason and he was barred from leaving the country in 2014 by the government.
The court rejected the appeal by the government against a decision by the Sindh High Court which had also ruled that the former president can leave the country.
The court also rejected Pervez Musharraf’s plea seeking permanent exemption from appearing in the case and issued the warrants.
Former President of Pakistan and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League, Pervez Musharraf was on Thursday admitted to hospital after he fainted at his home.