The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Judge Rana Nisar Ahmad on Saturday issued a perpetual arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf during the hearing of Benazir Bhutto murder case.
The ATC judge issued the arrest warrant during a closed door hearing in the Adiyala Jail. FIA prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar told the court that the former president did not appear before the court even after being summoned and being declared a proclaimed offender.
On the prosecutor’s request that the court order Musharraf’s movable and immovable property in the country to be confiscated, the court sought details of all assets of the former president. The court issued permanent arrest warrant for Musharraf, which would be valid until his arrest. The next hearing of the case would be held on June 25.
FIA Director General Malik Muhammad Iqbal was also summoned by the court, who apologised for attempting to change the investigation officer in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, saying Khalid Rasool was still heading the investigation.
judge transferred: Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan was transferred on Saturday and appointed Shakargarh district and sessions judge.
A notification was issued by the Lahore High Court in this regard. Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan has been conducting in camera trials of two high profile cases, the Benazir Bhutto assassination case and Mumbai attack case, at the Adiyala Jail.