Court grants Musharraf bail in Bhutto murder
A Pakistani special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) yesterday granted bail to former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in connection to former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination case.
The court directed Musharraf to submit two bonds of Rs 1 million each. Musharraf is accused of conspiring the murder of Benazir Bhutto in 2007 and for the 2006 killing of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti.
A Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court on Saturday had extended Musharraf’s judicial remand for 14 days in connection to the judges’ detention case.
The court adjourned the hearing in the case till June 1. Musharraf returned to Pakistan in March after years of self-exile in the UK. Musharraf stepped down from the power in 2008 and was threatened with impeachment, which resulted in his self-exile.
Karachi tense as PTI ‘wins revote’
The Pakistani city of Karachi is braced for more protests, as results emerge from a partial re-run of elections held after violence and fears of rigging on polling day. Unofficial results show that Imran Khan’s PTI party leads in one seat. They come a day after the funeral of PTI vice-president, Zahra Shahid Hussain, killed in Karachi on Saturday.