Pervez Musharraf declared proclaimed offender in Benazir Bhutto assassination

10 years after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, two time prime minister of Pakistan, the Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was declared a proclaimed offended by the special anti-terrorim court.

Two police officers have been sentenced to 17 years of jail today.

Bhutto, a two-time prime minister, served from 1988 to 1990 and again 1993 to 1996. She was killed in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007. She was killed at the age of 54.

The case was registered soon after the assassination and the trial went through many ups and down until concluded yesterday in Rawalpindi.

Judge Asghar Khan announced the verdict in court, where former Rawalpindi CPO Saud Aziz and former Rawal Town SP Khurram Shahzad — suspects out on bail — were also present. Aziz and Shahzad were sentenced to 17 years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh each.

Five other accused have been acquitted, former president Musharraf has been declared an offender. An order to seize his property has been released.

-PTC News