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Pak interior ministry asked seek Interpol red notices for Musharraf's arrest over Bhutto assassinat

Islamabad , Tue, 28 Feb 2012 ANI

Islamabad, Feb 28 (ANI): Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) counter-terrorism wing has reportedly written a letter to the interior ministry to formally request Interpol to issue red notices for the arrest of former army ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.


Musharraf is accused of having failed to provide adequate security to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in a gun and bomb attack outside Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi while leaving an election rally on December 27, 2007.


The Dawn quoted sources, as saying that the FIA informed the ministry that a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) had found Musharraf to be involved in Bhutto's assassination, The Dawn reports.


It has sent to the ministry complete record of the case, including copies of arrest warrants issued by an anti-terrorism court for Musharraf and the FIR of the attack in which Bhutto was killed.


Musharraf, who has been living in self-imposed exile in London and Dubai since leaving Pakistan in August 2008, planned to return to the country and take part in the next general elections. However, he postponed his plan after the government warned that he would be arrested on arrival.


The Rawalpindi ATC-III of Justice Nisar Ahmed issued non-bailable warrants against him in the assassination case and subsequently declared him a proclaimed offender.


The FIA requested the interior ministry to complete the legal formalities for requesting Interpol to issue red notices so that he could be brought to the country to face criminal trial pending against him in the ATC. (ANI)


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