Musharraf applies for bail in Abdul Rashid murder case


ISLAMABAD: Former president retired General Pervez Musharraf on Saturday filed a bail plea in Ghazi Abdul Rashid murder case.

A session judge of Islamabad admitted the plea for formal hearing and issued notices to respondents to appear before it on October 18.

Musharraf’s plea was filed by Advocate Ilyas Siddiqui, who pleaded that his client be released on bail. Musharraf, he said, would fully cooperate with police and city administration during the investigation of this case.

Additional Session Judge Wajid Ali issued notices to federation and complainant Haroon Rashid, son of Abdul Rashid Ghazi.

Earlier this week, the 70-year-old former military ruler was granted bail by the Supreme Court in Akbar Bugti murder case.

His lawyers told journalists that Musharraf was a free citizen, who could move freely inside the country and out of Pakistan.

INP