Lal Masjid Case: Court rejects Musharraf’s bail plea, issues arrest warrants

ISLAMABAD: A court rejected the exemption plea of Pervez Musharraf in Abdul Rasheed Ghazi murder case, ARY News reported on Saturday.

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The judge also issued non-bailable arrest warrants of the former military ruler.

The court had reserved its decision on Musharraf’s request for permanent exemption from appearing in the Abdul Rasheed Ghazi murder case hearing.

Pervez Musharraf was being represented at the court by Malik Tahir advocate while Tariq Asad advocate was representing Lal Masjid.

Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz had recently at a press conference announced that he was ready to forgive Musharraf and others involved in the operation.

The three-day standoff in July 2007 at the mosque in Islamabad claimed scores of lives including the students and security personnel. The cleric’s brother Abdul Rasheed Ghazi was among those killed in the operation.

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