Saying that he has nothing to do with the murder of two-time premiere of Pakistan Benazir during his rule the former president Pervez Musharraf has said that he was implication in her murder case iss politically motivated.
In a statement issued from All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) secretariat, Musharraf further said that the recent decision by the court was not against him as the matter against him is still pending before the courts.
I will face the courts in Benazir Bhutto assassination case in Pakistan when I return back to the country after my health improves, the statement said.
Rejecting American journalist and lobbyist Mark Seigel’s statement “meaningless”, Musharraf said that his lawyers had already refuted the statement.
He also said that his legal team was looking into the issue of his property’s seizure and his family or he will take appropriate legal action after consultation.
Earlier this week, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) acquitted five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspects and announced 17-year imprisonment for two police officials in Benazir Bhutto murder case.
Apart from Musharraf, five other men- Baitullah Mehsud, Ahmad Gul, Iqramullah, Abdullah, and Faizullah- were also declared absconders.
The case had lingered on for nearly ten years. During the case, 68 witnesses appeared on behalf of the prosecution and recorded their testimonies. The police presented three charge sheets before the court, whereas the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented five.