Pak Court Orders Confiscation Of Musharraf’s Assets

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ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani anti-terrorism court today ordered the confiscation of property of former president Pervez Musharraf for his failure to appear before it in the 2007 murder case of former premier Benazir Bhutto, court officials said.

The court has already declared the former military ruler an “absconder” in the Bhutto assassination case as he has not agreed to clarify his position in court despite several notices.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had requested the court to summon Musharraf, who was President at the time of the assassination, and has refused a request to cooperate in the investigation into Bhutto’s death. Following the lack of cooperation by Musharraf, he was named an “absconding accused”, Federal Investigation Agency prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar said.