Non-bailable warrant issued against Parvez Musharraf


Karachi: A Pakistani court today 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.Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti had yesterday 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.

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