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Benazir: Musharraf to be indicted on Aug 6

Benazir: Musharraf to be indicted on Aug 6

| | 31 Jul 2013, 01:13 pm
Rawalpindi, July 30: A Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday on Tuesday said country's former President Pervez Musharraf will be indicted in connection with the murder case of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Aug 6, reports said.

The court directed Musharraf to appear before it during next hearing.

"The court ordered the authorities to produce the former president at the next hearing of the case, adding that he would be indicted on August 6. The case was subsequently adjourned to the said date," Dawn reported.

"Following the adjournment, the former president returned to his Chak Shahzad residence, which had been declared sub-jail," the Pakistan based newspaper said.

Musharraf is accused of conspiring the murder of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

He returned to Pakistan in March after years of self-exile in the UK.

Musharraf rose to power in Pakistan in a coup in 1999. He had stepped down from the power in 2008 and was threatened with impeachment, which resulted in his self-exile.