ISLAMABAD: A court ordered the release of former president Pervez Musharraf in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, Express News reported on Wednesday.
The release order came after the payment of two surety bonds worth Rs1 million each.
Musharraf has been detained in his Chak Shahzad farmhouse since April 19 on multiple criminal charges.
The court had granted bail to Musharraf in the case on May 20.
Judges’s detention case
Earlier in the day, an anti-terrorism court rejected Musharraf’s bail plea in the judges’ detention case.
On May 18, the court extended the judicial remand of Musharraf for another 14 days in the case.
The court order came a day after the main complainant in the case disassociated himself from the case.
“I have decided to drop the case as I feel it is in the interest of the country,” Advocate Chaudhry Aslam Ghuman had announced at a hurriedly-called news conference.
The case is based on a First Information Report (FIR) registered against Musharraf on August 11, 2009 by the police secretariat for detaining over 60 judges, including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Advocate Ghuman had claimed he was under no pressure to withdraw himself from the case, and took the decision in the supreme interest of the country. “I’m a professional lawyer…there is no pressure on me neither from the military nor any political party,” he said.