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Posted on 02/12/2011 2:50:35 AM PST by Cardhu
An anti-terrorism court judge in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 assassination of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, officials have said.
"Judge Rana Nisar Ahmad has issued non-bailable warrant for former President Pervez Musharraf and directed him to appear before the court on February 19," Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, a public prosecutor, told AFP on Saturday.
He said "a joint investigation team that had been formed to probe the assassination said in its report Musharraf had involvement in the case and was equally responsible."
"The report said it was a broad conspiracy involving Pervez Musharraf, two police officials and terrorists," Ali said after the closed-door hearing that took place in Rawalpindi's Adiala prison.
Bhutto was killed in December 2007, in a gun and suicide bomb blast during a rally weeks after returning to Pakistan to campaign in new elections. Many of her supporters accuse Musharraf of not doing enough to ensure her protection.
Musharraf left Pakistan for London more than two years ago, but has expressed his intention to return to Pakistan and establish offices for his new political party by March.
His spokesman Saif Ali Khan told a private channel that Musharraf will defend himself before the court "at an appropriate time."
In December, police arrested two senior police officers, Saud Aziz and Khurram Shahzad, for alleged dereliction of duty for their "failure" to protect Bhutto.
Bhutto, who served two terms as prime minister, returned from exile two months before she was assassinated to stand for election.
Her widower, Asif Ali Zardari, led her Pakistan People's Party to election victory in February 2008 and is now president.
At the time of Bhutto's death, Musharraf's government blamed the assassination on Pakistan's Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who denied any involvement.
Ridiculous. Just another kind of assassination.
I don’t understand your comment.
An anti-terrorism court judge in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 assassination of ex-Prime Minister Benazir BhuttoNext up, arrest warrants are issued for every Jew in the world in connection with the assassination of Lebanon's Rafik Hariri in 2005.
In the wake of Egypt any muslim leader who has ever been perceived as western leaning or pro-US can expect to be exiled at best, and kangaroo courted and lynched at worst.
The problem with being a dictator is that you can never retire and relax without worrying that your successors will have some grudge.
“Ridiculous. Just another kind of assassination.”
ABSOLUTELY. They can’t figure out any other way to kill him, so they now use their legal system.
No different from what the Democrats were trying to do here with Bush-43, regarding waterboarding.
I remember Bhutto standing up in the middle of a sun roofed type car waving when she got shot. It was reported at the time that if she had not stood up in the car, she, probably, would still be alive.
Think he'll show up?
Exactly so. Thanks, Obama! You're REALLY improving the Muslim world's perception of the United States!
Barack Hussein Obama = Dummkopf
OK this is pretty clear now that anyone who is an ally or has bene an ally is a target
Poland and Czech were pissed on about the missile defence shield.
Uk had it’s nuclear secrets given away to Russia by this admin.
Israel has been pissed on so many times even little things like do not build i your own city or country as it is wrong
Jordan no support yet
Iraq left out in the cold
France and Germany have had a bad relationship with this far left radical.
Columbia pissed on.
Uk snubbed so many times like Israel
Iran this admin silent
Russian received the Uk nuclear secrets and have been told that they are now good friends times have changed
China red carpet
MB now talking to this admin, a group with radical ties, we were told that are moderate.
Taliban being paid and talked to , we were told they are moderates in their group .
On top of this we have our biased corrupt media who are now and no way could they deny that they’re the propaganda wing of the far left.
GOP , ARF they’;re cowards
Many on talk radio like Hannity cowards who can’t even talk about conservatives issues like traditional family , marriage abortion let alone challenge obama on this except debt , health care, debt, health care, debt broken record Hannity
Thats kind of interesting.
“It is a general rule of human nature that people despise those who treat them well, and look up to those who make no concessions.”
...said thousands of years before bin laden's strong horse/weak horse statement...
Yepper. The dominoes are a-falling.
Joe 6-pack sees it crystally clearly, while the high priced DC talking heads giggle and guffaw at the phonies-in-the-square, Patrick "Achmed" Henrys.
What help was Musharraf to the U.S.? We’ve been looking for Bin Laden and Zawahiri for 10 YEARS and Musharraf did NOTHING. Then a great woman like Bhutto is there a week and she’s killed. I’m Glad Musharraf is OUT. If he has to go to Court, then so be it.
Really, the whole movement — including “The Tea Party” — is consumed entirely with debt and spending. Apparently, they’re the only “safe issues” anyone is allowed to touch.
The decision to wave the white flag on “social issues” has been made, apparently. We may now continue our national suicide.
If you didn’t see this coming, raise your hand.
I didn’t think so.
That is why smart dictators hand pick their successors, usually it is someone who has benefited from the current dictatorship.
“Israel has been pissed on so many times even little things like do not build i your own city or country as it is wrong”
That would explain the recent rain.
Sort of the way that Mubarak picked Suleiman?
Post of the day.
So, Musharraf was supposedly responsible for killing Bhutto?
I think I missed that connection.
Judge Roy Bean issues FATWA
Does that surprise you?
And to be honest, no spending will be cut. The TEA party rolled over pretty quickly on that.
It seems clear that the nose dive off into the abyss is current on every front.
I think war will be happening this year, major style.
Stock up, folks.
I agree with you!