Pakistan's Musharraf to be charged with Bhutto's murder next week

Rehman fixed August 6 to be the date to formally charge 69-year-old Musharraf.

Pakistan's Musharraf to be charged with Bhutto's murder next week

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ex-Pakistani ruler Pervez Musharraf will be charged with criminal conspiracy and murder of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on August 6, even as his bail plea in the Akbar Bugti killing case was rejected on Tuesday.

Pervez Musharraf was produced in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi amidst tight security for Tuesday's hearing in the Bhutto assassination case headed by judge Habibur Rahman.

Rehman fixed August 6 to be the date to formally charge 69-year-old Musharraf.

The former President's indictment would be an unprecedented move in a country ruled by military for more than half of its life.

The Rawalpindi court is hearing the case of the killing of two-time prime minister Bhutto.

Bhutto was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007, while Musharraf was president. She was killed after addressing an election campaign rally in the city.

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