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Pakistani Court Extends Musharraf House Arrest In Bhutto Murder Case


Former president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf (right) is escorted by security officials as he leaves an antiterrorism court in Islamabad in late April.

Former president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf (right) is escorted by security officials as he leaves an antiterrorism court in Islamabad in late April.

A Pakistani court has extended former President Pervez Musharraf's house arrest by 14 days in a case related to the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

The antiterrorism court in Rawalpindi on May 14 also put off hearing a bail application by Musharraf until May 20.

EXPLAINER: Mapping Out Pervez Musharraf's Legal Troubles

The former military ruler is accused of failing to provide adequate security for Bhutto, who was killed in Rawalpindi while campaigning for parliamentary elections in December 2007.

Musharraf has denied the allegations.

He also faces legal charges in connection with the sacking of judges when he imposed emergency rule in 2007 and the 2006 death of a Baluch rebel leader.

Musharraf returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile two months ago to take part in the May 11 general elections, but he was barred from running.

Based on reporting by AFP and Dawn.com
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