Pak court cancels Musharraf's bail in Bhutto murder case
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Islamabad, Apr 24: A Pakistani court today cancelled Pervez Musharraf's interim bail over the 2007 assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto, adding to the legal woes of the ex-army chief who is currently being held at his farmhouse.
The Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court rejected an application by Musharraf's lawyer Salman Safdar for the extension of his interim bail.
Safdar filed an objection against the court’s decision but this too was rejected by the bench.
69-year-old former president had been granted interim bail for a week on April 17. Legal experts said he is likely to face arrest in the assassination case too following the Lahore High Court's decision.
Musharraf has been accused of failing to provide adequate security to Bhutto when she returned to Pakistan from self- exile. She was assassinated by a suicide bomber shortly after addressing an election rally in Rawalpindi in December 2007.
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