ATC irked over transactions from Musharraf’s frozen accounts

FIA team seeks time, to submit report on February 15


Our Correspondent January 16, 2019
Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi on Tuesday sought a reply from the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) special prosecutor about the withdrawal of large amounts from the frozen bank accounts of former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf.

Judge Muhammad Asghar Khan also sought an explanation from FIA Station House Officer (SHO) Azmat Mehmood during hearing of the Benazir Bhutto murder case, in which Musharraf is the main accused.

The FIA, in its charge sheet, had accused Musharraf of hatching a conspiracy in connection with the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007.

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Earlier, the court was informed that money had been withdrawn from two accounts of Musharraf that had been frozen on the court’s order.

Upon the court’s inquiry how transactions were made from the account, the FIA team, including Special Prosecutor Khwaja Imtiaz, said that they will submit a report regarding the matter in the next hearing.

The court gave time till February 15 and adjourned the hearing till that date. It also instructed the FIA to submit a detailed report on all bank accounts owned by Musharraf as well as his movable and immovable properties so that they can be seized in favour of the state.

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