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Pervez Musharraf declared fugitive in Benazir Bhutto murder case

Nearly 10 years after Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has declared former Pakistan dictator Pervez Musharraf as a fugitive. The court has ordered the seizure of various properties of Pervez Musharraf. The court has also found two senior police officers guilty in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and both of them have been sentenced to 17 years in jail. It may be recalled that Benazir Bhutto was the chief of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and she had also served as the prime minister of Pakistan for two terms. She was assassinated on December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh during an election campaign rally. The assassination involved a gun and bomb attack that had killed several other people.

The Benazir Bhutto murder case has seen many ups and downs and now the decision has finally been announced. Judge Asghar Khan has declared Musharraf a proclaimed offered and has ordered the seizure of his properties. Musharraf has taken refuge in Dubai, where he has been staying on the pretext of getting medical treatment. The two senior police officers who were sentenced to jail are former Rawalpindi CPO Saud Aziz and former Rawal Town SP Khurram Shahzad. Both police officers will also have to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh.

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