Musharraf arrest warrant: Court condemns lack of implementation

Sources say no progress was made despite repeated reminders to Pakistani High Commission in Britain.


Express May 07, 2011

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) condemned on Saturday the lack of implementation on the arrest warrant of former President Pervez Musharraf in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

Sources said that no progress was made on Musharraf’s arrest warrant despite repeated reminders to the Pakistani High Commission in Britain.

Earlier, the court said that Musharraf will be declared an absconder in case of non-compliance of the court order.

Last month, the court summoned Wajid Zia, the chief of the joint investigation team (JIT) to seek details about the delay in serving the arrest warrants of Musharraf.

The DG Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) and Zia arrived at the hearing on Saturday. The acting chairman of FIA investigation team was also summoned.

The hearing of the case has been adjourned till May 21.

The non-bailable arrests warrants of Musharraf have been issued thrice by the court for the same case, but no action has been taken so far.

The former president is allegedly involved in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Despite being aware of the imminent danger to her life, he did not take the requisite security measures to prevent her assassination, according to the findings of a 57-page report submitted earlier before the court.

COMMENTS (5)

Tariq | 10 years ago | Reply Musharaff should be arrested by the US for Osama, this jerk supported terrorists
Aamer | 10 years ago | Reply Well we can always arrest him for hiding OBL
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