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IHC orders case registration against Musharraf over Lal Masjid operation

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 15:44

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered a case should be registered against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for his alleged role in the Lal Masjid operation.

IHC`s Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi issued the order during the hearing of a petition filed by Haroon Rasheed, son of Lal Masjid`s Ghazi Abdul Rasheed, against Musharraf for his involvement in the killing of his father and grandmother.

According to Dawn News, the Lal Masjid operation was the government`s crackdown on the controversial pro-Taliban mosque in Islamabad in 2007.

The operation ended in a bloody eight-day siege killing at least 58 Pakistani troops and seminary students.

A number of witnesses in their statements had alleged that Musharraf was responsible for the action, the report added.


First Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 15:42

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