Musharraf indicted over Bhutto

A court has formally indicted former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf over the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto, the public prosecutor said.

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Musharraf charges are 'baseless', says lawyer

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf should be tried, public prosecutor Mohammad Azhar said, after he was formally indicted of the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated in 2007.

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf. Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

The three charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and facilitation of murder were read out to Musharraf at a brief hearing in the city of Rawalpindi.

"These charges are baseless. We are not afraid of the proceedings. We will follow legal procedures in the court," his lawyer Syeda Afshan Adil refuted.

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