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Pakistan Court Orders Warrant For Musharraf In Bhutto Assassination

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

An antiterrorism court in Pakistan today issued an arrest warrant for former military leader Pervez Musharraf in connection with the assassination of the country's former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto was shot dead in December 2007 in the city of Rawalpindi during an election campaign.

The former chief of police in Rawalpindi, who is himself under investigation, claims then-President Musharraf made changes to Bhutto's security plan and ordered that the scene of the assassination be cleaned before a proper investigation could be conducted.

A spokesman for Musharraf says the former military leader will not comply with the warrant.

Musharraf has been living in London since losing a general election in 2008.

compiled from agency reports