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.