ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – In Pakistan, it’s indictment: murder
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf in the assassination of Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Musharraf says he didn’t have anything to do with it.
Bhutto was Pakistan’s first female prime mister. She had been in self-imposed exile, but returned to Pakistan to take part in the general elections.
She was assassinated during a gun and bomb attack at a rally in 2007. Musharaf was president at the time.
After his party was trounced in the elections, he went into self-imposed exile as the government was taking steps to impeach him.
He returned to Pakistan earlier this year to try to revive his political career. That obviously didn’t work out.
Radio Pakistan says indictments were also handed up against six other officials.
The charges against Musharraf mark the first time any Pakistani army chief has been charged with a crime.