Musharraf to be arrested from the airport on his return: Prosecutor

Senior Special Prosecutor says no need for new warrants, Musharraf already proclaimed offender in Benazir case.


Asad Kharal January 07, 2012

LAHORE: Senior Special Prosecutor M Azhar Chaudhry said on Saturday that former president Pervez Musharraf will be arrested from the airport when he returns to Pakistan.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, Chaudhry said that the former president had already been declared a proclaimed offender in the Benazir Bhutto Assassination Case and there was no need to get new warrants for his arrest.

Musharraf had earlier been declared a proclaimed offender by the Anti-Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi for his failure to cooperate with investigators in the case.

The senior prosecutor said that three important pieces of evidence had also been retrieved after the forensic report of Benazir’s BlackBerry had been completed. He said that the evidence had also been added to the charge sheet.

The former dictator, who now leads his own All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party and has spent the last three years in self-imposed exile, had earlier announced that he would return to the county in January.

Musharraf, who came to power in a military coup in 1999 and ruled Pakistan till 2008, is facing criminal cases in the Balochistan High Court for allegedly ordering the killing of Baloch tribal chieftain Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in 2006.

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Muhammad Awais Saeed | 9 years ago | Reply

musharraf is abrave leader. no body can arrested to musharraf. sir come farword we are all pakistanies with u

K B Kale | 9 years ago | Reply

Has Mr M Azhar Chaudhry taken permission from Kayani to arrest Musharraf? Otherwise he may come to arrest Musharraf & face Kayani's soldiers protecting him.

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