Benazir murder case: SC forms five-member larger bench

The bench will hear the case from next week.

Web Desk/azam Khan July 17, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has formed a larger bench on Tuesday to hear the Benazir Bhutto murder case even though a second FIR was yet to be registered.

The bench, comprising of five members, will hear the case from next week, whether it is necessary or not.

A three-member bench, headed by the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard the case regarding the registration of another FIR for Benazir's murder.

Earlier the court had noted that a second FIR needed to be registered as the first did not include names of some of the key suspects.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had also submitted a final challan in the murder case and nominated former president Pervez Musharraf as the main offender.

According to the FIA prosecutor, the challan states that Musharraf has been “intentionally” avoiding court notices issued to him and that the hearings should proceed in his absence.


Mirza | 9 years ago | Reply

@afzaalkhan: Since when the PCO SC has been working under PPP? Many times PPP leaders and Bilawal in particular has challenged the SC to start hearing BB's murder case. It was not just BB but more than two hundred innocent people were killed in the two attacks on BB. However, Memo, contempt and protecting terrorists and releasing them is more imp. Now all of sudden the SC woke up before elections. Not just BB, but Taseer and Bhatti's murderers are enjoying great lives and CJ of LHC offered free help to Qadri. All the killings of PPP and ANP leaders is the govt's fault in your opinion right? Regards, Mirza

Riaz Butt | 9 years ago | Reply

Allah may save Musharraf from all evils.

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