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Pakistan’s anti-graft body to probe Musharraf

Islamabad, April 20: Pakistan’s anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday approved an investigation into allegations against former President Pervez Musharraf for “holding assets beyond means” and “wrongful use of authority”. The former military ruler, who is currently living in exile in Dubai, also faces high treason charges in Pakistan. He was declared an absconder by an anti-terrorism court in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and had postponed his return to the country in March over security concerns, Geo News reported. On February 9, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had redefined NAB’s powers allowing the bureau to investigate ex-military men, especially retired generals, and directed it to investigate Musharraf for his alleged corruption while in office. (IANS)