Pak to seek Red Corner Notice against Musharraf
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 00:20
  
Karachi/Islamabad: Pakistan will seek Interpol help to bring back Pervez Musharraf to face trial over ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Tuesday, a month after the former military ruler deferred indefinitely plans to return home to contest polls.

68-year-old Musharraf has been accused of failing to provide adequate security to Bhutto, who was murdered in 2007 during his tenure.

"The court has already declared him (Musharraf) a proclaimed offender and now the government is moving for a Red (Corner) Notice. We will get him through the Interpol to Pakistan to face trial," Malik said during a special briefing for members of the assembly of southern Sindh province in Karachi.

The briefing by Malik and senior police and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials was aired live by TV news channels.

Malik said several attempts to serve notices issued by an anti-terrorism court to Musharraf through the Pakistan High Commission in Britain were unsuccessful.

Musharraf, who has been living in self-exile in London and Dubai since he resigned in 2008, last month deferred indefinitely his plans to return to Pakistan to stage a political comeback, citing security reasons.

Khalid Qureshi, the officer heading the investigation into Bhutto's assassination by a suicide bomber in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, said Musharraf was named in the chargesheet as he had failed to provide the "VVIP security" that Bhutto was entitled to as a two-time former Premier.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 00:09


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