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Pakistani Court Orders Confiscation Of Musharraf's Property

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf (file photo)
Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf (file photo)

A Pakistani court trying former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf over a deadly raid on Islamabad's notorious Red Mosque has ordered the confiscation of his property.

Judge Pervaiz Qadir Memon passed the order on September 17 in a case concerning the death of radical cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi, one of more than 100 people killed when Pakistani troops stormed the Red Mosque in 2007.

Musharraf faces multiple charges, including treason and murder for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

Musharraf ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a bloodless coup in 1999. He resigned in 2008 to avoid possible impeachment and went into exile overseas.

He returned in 2013, after which he was barred from leaving the country while facing multiple lawsuits -- a travel ban that was lifted so he could seek medical care.

In January, Musharraf was acquitted over the 2006 killing of a Baloch rebel leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti.

But several cases against him remain -- one accusing him of treason for imposing emergency rule, as well as suits alleging the unlawful dismissal of judges, the assassination of Bhutto, and the raid on the Red Mosque.

Based on reporting by AFP and Geo TV

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