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Benazir murder case: Musharraf wants to appear in court

PTI
Published : May 20, 2017, 2:35 am IST
Updated : May 20, 2017, 2:35 am IST

Musharraf has been charged with involvement in the murder of the former two-time Prime Minister in 2007.

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (Photo: AFP)
 Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (Photo: AFP)

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf wants to appear in person rather than testify through a video link in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, his lawyer has said.

Mr Musharraf has been charged with involvement in the murder of the former two-time Prime Minister in 2007.

Mr Musharraf’s counsel, Advocate Akhtar Shah, during the trial proceedings of the high-profile murder case in the anti-terrorism court Rawalpindi maintained that his client was not interested in testifying through the video link, Dawn reported.

He, however, said Mr Musharraf wanted to testify in person and before an open court for which he required foolproof security from the ministry of defence.

According to the counsel, Mr Musharraf is on the hit list of several banned and terrorist outfits and facing serious life threats. However, the federal government has already declined such a request.

Mr Musharraf has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave the country on pretext of medical treatment.   

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