IHC orders police to submit Lal Masjid murder case record against Musharraf

Published: October 25, 2013
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Former president Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: FILE

Former president Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court ordered the police to submit the case record against former president Gen (retd) Pervaiz Musharraf today in the murder of ‘prayer leader’ of Lal Masjid, Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, Express News reported.

The police sought further time for submission of the case record.

Background

On October 21, Haroonur Rashid Ghazi, the complainant in Lal Masjid case, had nominated Musharraf, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, former federal ministers Khursheed Kasuri, Aftab Khan Sherpao and Tariq Azeem among others as co-accused in the case.

On October 10, former president Pervez Musharraf was arrested for the charge of murdering Ghazi and his mother during the infamous 2007 operation.

On July 3, 2007, Musharraf had ordered a military operation against the mosque for challenging the writ of the state.

The military besieged the mosque for 12 days before assaulting the compound, an attack in which hundreds of students were killed.

The former chief cleric of Lal Masjid was accused of using the mosque loudspeaker to instigate madrassa students to attack the Rangers who were deployed outside the mosque in order to prevent Maulana Abdul Aziz and his associates at Lal Masjid from continuing their campaign of public intimidation that they had been carrying out since January of that year.

Musharraf is currently facing trial in four cases: judges’ detention and the murders of Benazir Bhutto and Nawab Akbar Bugti, and now the Lal Masjid operation.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Oct 25, 2013 - 6:21PM

    Now Musarraf is being targeted where as the facts are crystal clear that it is due to his initiatives the democracy has got opportunity to flourish once again in Pakistan . Otherwise Taliban would have entered in the national assembly from the Lal masajid and Shariya would have been implemented . They are still not ready to accept the constitution of Pakistan . The entire Pak army had supported his efforts in the national interest at that time and still supporting him . That is why he dared to enter in Pakistan once again .

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  • Dr .A.K.Tewari
    Oct 25, 2013 - 6:23PM

    Now Musarraf is being targeted where as the facts are crystal clear that it is due to his initiatives the democracy has got opportunity to flourish once again in Pakistan . Otherwise Taliban would have entered in the national assembly from the Lal masajid and Shariya would have been implemented . They are still not ready to accept the constitution of Pakistan . The entire Pak army had supported his efforts in the national interest at that time and still supporting him . That is why he dared to enter in Pakistan once again .Recommend

  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Oct 25, 2013 - 7:05PM

    The integrity of Gazi is itself doubtful then how he can demamd action against an -ex- president of the country .I also doubt the integrity ovf the court who found the case suitable to pass an order in this connection .Recommend

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