Ghazi murder case: Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Musharraf

Islamabad’s sessions court orders authorities to produce the former military ruler in court on March 16

Qaiser Butt February 20, 2016
Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: A sessions court in Islamabad issued on Saturday non-bailable arrest warrants for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the Ghazi Abdul Rasheed murder case.

Ghazi Abdul Rasheed, the cleric of the federal capital’s Lal Masjid, was killed during a confrontation between the militants and security forces in July 2007 – led by then president Musharaf.

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Issuing the warrants, Additional Sessions Judge Pervez Qadir Memon ordered the concerned authorities to produce the former president in the court on March 16.

The court also reportedly dismissed Musharraf’s plea filed earlier in connection with his permanent exemption from court in the case.

Musharraf's counsel Malik Tahir, however, announced to challenge the verdict in the Islamabad High Court.

Pervez Musharraf acquitted in Akbar Bugti murder case

In another verdict on January 18, an anti-terrorism court in Quetta had acquitted Musharraf in Baloch chieftain Akbar Bugti’s killing case. Bugti was killed in the 2006 military operation.


Naim | 8 years ago | Reply @pervaiz:General Musharraf has appeared 16 times in various courts,since 2013,some people have no knowledge, just get the impression he has not appeared in courts,end up jumping on the bandwagon by saying why?when Musharraf said mein darta warta nahi kissi say,he is a real commando general who has fought on the front line,these are all cooked up politically motivated cases against him by the corrupt.
syed & syed | 8 years ago | Reply @A J Khan:What law, which law, courts have made a mockery of justice. Writ of the Government was challenged under the command of Moulavi Abdul Rasheed. The media was crying to take action printing pictures of armed gathas.. When the action was taken the same media started shedding crocodile tears. A. Rasheed could not fled under the cover of Burqa like his brother and was killed. The ignorant brother gave him a title of Ghazi again lowering the status of Ghazi. Courts should show courage and behave like Qazi of the days of Khilafat Rashidia or like Justice Kyani.
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