Pakistan Court: Find Musharraf

Courts issue second arrest warrant in Bhutto slaying
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 19, 2011 6:16 AM CST
Pakistan youths walk past a portrait of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto displayed at the site where she was assassinated in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Feb. 19, 2011.   (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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(Newser) – A prosecutor says a court has told Pakistani authorities to trace the address of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to arrest him in connection with the Benazir Bhutto assassination. Musharraf left Pakistan for London after quitting the presidency in 2008. Prosecutors allege Musharraf was part of the conspiracy to kill her because he did not do enough to protect her.

Musharraf denies any wrongdoing. He has talked of returning to lead a new political party in Pakistan. Prosecutor Zulfikar Ali Chaudhry said in ordering authorities to find Musharraf's address, the court also issued a second arrest warrant in the case today. The next hearing is March 5.

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