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Musharraf denied exemption from court appearance in murder case

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, March 17: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday refused to grant indefinite exemption to Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf from persol appearance in court in the murder case of a tribal chief. Musharraf has been formally indicted for the murder of wab Akbar Bugti, who was killed in a raid by security forces in Balochistan province in 2006, Xinhua news agency reported. Musharraf was the country’s president at that time. He has denied the charges and describes the case as politically motivated. The judge, on a previous hearing, had ordered Musharraf to appear — however, he was not in the court in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan on Tuesday. The court had also ordered formation of a medical board to determine the former president’s health condition as his lawyer had argued that his client could not appear because of poor health. The courts had, however, disqualified him from holding any public office. (IANS)

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