Pervez Musharraf declared fugitive in Benazir Bhutto assassination case, 5 accused let offAugust 31, 2017 16:31
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination trial, ordering his property confiscated, a court official said on Thursday. The court sentenced two former senior policemen to 17 years each in prison and acquitted five others in the case.
Pervez Musharraf was charged with Bhutto's 2007 assassination in 2013, but has been in Dubai ever since a travel ban was lifted three years later. The court official said the former President he has "absconded".
Bhutto, a two-time premier, was killed in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, when she came out of a park after addressing an election rally. A case was registered soon after the assassination and the trial went through many ups and down until it was concluded yesterday in Rawalpindi.