Musharraf in court for bail hearing

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Musharraf in court for bail hearing

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrived at court on Friday to extend his period of bail in a series of cases, including the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

By (AFP)

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Published: Fri 29 Mar 2013, 1:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:13 PM

Musharraf, who returned home from four years in self-imposed exile on Sunday, arrived at the Sindh High Court in Karachi, which last week granted him temporary, protective bail before he flew back to Pakistan.

He is required to appear in person in the court to extend the bail allowance.

Judge Sajjad Ali Shah posted bail at 300,000 rupees ($3,000) over the 2007 assassination of Bhutto, the 2007 illegal sacking of judges and the 2006 death of Akbar Bugti, a Baluch rebel leader in the southwest.

The March 22 decision prevented Musharraf being arrested for 10 days in connection with the judges’ arrests and for 14 days over the other two cases.

Bhutto’s son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is chairman of the outgoing Pakistan People’s Party, has accused Musharraf of her murder.

In 2010 a UN report said Bhutto’s death could have been prevented and accused Musharraf’s government of failing to give her adequate protection.

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