Pakistan

Lal Masjid Case: Court issues non-bailable arrest warrants of Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad court on Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants of former President Pervez Musharraf in the murder case of Lal Masjid cleric Ghazi Abdul Rasheed, ARY News reported.

Additional Session Judge Wajid Ali Khan ordered the arrest warrants of Pervez Musharraf for not appearing before the court.

During the hearing, counsel of Musharraf appealed for exemption to his client from appearing in the court for the case.

The court after listening to the arguments of the counsels rejected Mushrraf’s plea for exemption from appearing in the court hearing and ordered for issuing non-bailable arrest warrants of the former president.

Surety bond worth Rs1 lakh, submitted by Pervez Musharraf in the previous hearing, was also cancelled.

The court adjourned next hearing of the Abdul Rasheed Ghazi murder case till April 27.

Musharraf faces a string of court cases dating back to his 1999-2008 rule, including over the death of Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, one of more than 100 people killed after Pakistani troops stormed the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad on July 10, 2007.

 

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