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Pak anti-terrorism court rejects plea for unfreezing Musharraf’s assets

Last Updated: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 15:00

Islamabad: The Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has rejected Sehba Musharraf’s plea calling for unfreezing assets of her husband Pervez Musharraf.

Musharraf was proclaimed an offender of the Benazir Bhutto murder case by the Anti Terrorism Court in 2011.

The former Pakistan president’s bank accounts were frozen and his property taken over by the courts.

Sehba, who has filed an application against the order, said that since her husband gifted their farm house in Islamabad to her, the court illegally ordered its confiscation.

According to the Express Tribune, she also mentioned in her application, that the money in their bank accounts were reserved for the welfare of the general population, hence they cannot be frozen.

Musharraf, who has been in a self-imposed exile, faces arrest warrants for his connection to the Lal Masjid operation and the killings of Baloch leader Nawab Akber Bugti in 2006 and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

Musharraf is now the chairman of his own political party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).

In the past, he has said that he would contest elections from Chitral.

First Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 14:59
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