Lal Masjid murder case: Pakistani court issues non-bailable warrant against Parvez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf also faces treason charges for emergency rule in 2007. He has been barred by the Supreme Court from leaving the country.

By: Press Trust of India | Islamabad | Published: June 19, 2015 3:48 pm
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A Pakistani court on Friday issued non-bailable arrest warrant against former military dictator Pervez Musharraf and ordered police to present him in the court in the murder case of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi, who was killed in a military operation in 2007.

District and Session Judge Kamran Busharat Mufti rejected Musharraf’s plea to grant him exemption from appearing in the court and issued the arrest warrant against the former president.

The court set the next hearing on July 24.

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Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti had on Thursday reserved the verdict over giving Musharraf exemption from appearance in the court.

71-year-old Musharraf currently lives in Karachi in the house of his daughter and has been dodging courts over ill-health.

The cleric’s family registered a case in 2013 against the former ruler for his alleged involvement in the killing of Rasheed during a military operation in 2007 when military commandos stormed the Mosque in the heart of Islamabad on Musharraf’s orders.

The ex-army chief, who ruled from 1999 to 2008, is facing a slew of court cases after returning from five years of self-exile in Dubai to contest the general elections in 2013 which he lost.

Musharraf is already facing murder charges in the killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2006 and in the case of former premier Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007.

The former ruler also faces treason charges for emergency rule in 2007.

He has been barred by the Supreme Court from leaving the country.

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  1. Awadhesh Kumar
    Jun 20, 2015 at 6:46 pm
    Awadhesh Kumar This Musharraf is a criminal in his own country. He is being tried for treason besides murder of this Lal Masjid cleric. And shameless #Pressute Indian media keeps popping up his deable face and nonsensical utterings every now and then as if he was such an important person whose view counts. India had soundly scalded his during the Kargil war but he seems to have forgotten it.And so has our traitor media.
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    1. Awadhesh Kumar
      Jun 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm
      This Musharraf is a criminal in his own country. He is being tried for treason besides murder of this Lal Masjid cleric. And shameless #Pressute Indian media keeps popping up his deable face and nonsensical utterings every now and then as if he was such an important person whose view counts. India had soundly scalded his during the Kargil war but he seems to have forgotten it.And so has our traitor media.
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        Raj
        Jun 20, 2015 at 12:38 am
        This man has so many serious charges against him and he does not loose any opportunity to spit fire against India. stan PM knows his misdeeds but unable to take action against him due to his links with Pak army.
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          Shafted mohammed
          Jun 22, 2015 at 10:25 pm
          This liar must be hanged as soon as possible. Then only stan can make progress.
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