Lal Masjid: Ghazi Abdul Rasheed murder case registered against Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: A case has been registered against former president, General (retired) Pervez Musharraf for the murder of Abdul Rasheed and his mother during the Lal Masjid operation.

Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Noorul Huque Qureshi annoyed over non-compliance of the earlier order made the concerned SHO to sit in the court and directed to register the case right now.

During the hearing of a petition filed by Haroon Rasheed, son of Lal Masjid’s Ghazi Abdul Rasheed against Musharraf for his involvement in the killing of his father and grandmother, Justice Noorul Huque said non-registration of the case despite court order was contempt of court.

The Lal Masjid operation was a 2007 government crackdown on the controversial pro-Taliban mosque in Islamabad, which ended in a bloody eight-day siege killing at least 58 Pakistani troops and seminary students.

A number of witnesses in their statements had alleged that Musharraf, then president of Pakistan, was responsible for the action.