Pervez Musharraf Declared Absconder In Benazir Bhutto Assassination Case

While five other accused have been acquitted, former president Musharraf has been declared a proclaimed offender, with an order to seize his property.
ADVERTISEMENTISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was today declared a proclaimed offender by a special anti-terrorism court which sentenced two senior police officers to 17 years in jail in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, nearly 10 years after her assassination.
The case was registered soon after the assassination and the trial went through many ups and down until concluded yesterday in Rawalpindi.
Aziz and Shahzad were sentenced to 17 years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh each.
Bhutto, a two-time prime minister, was killed in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007.

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