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World News | Lahore HC to hear appeal after 5 years in ex-Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto’s killing

World News | Lahore HC to hear appeal after 5 years in ex-Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto’s killing

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Lahore [Pakistan]February 9 (ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear the appeal case in the murder case of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto on Thursday, the Express Tribune reported. five and a half years.

The Chief Justice of LHC Muhammad Ameer Bhatti appointed Judge Sadaqat Ali Khan and Judge Mirza Waqas Rauf as judges of the Special Chamber. Today, the judge will hear eight appeals related to the case.

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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Zardari, late General Pervez Musharraf, five accused and convicted police officers were all notified, according to Express Tribune.

Musharraf has been charged in the case and his permanent arrest is currently underway. However, the appeal against him is likely to be dismissed after his death.

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On December 27, 2007, Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s only female prime minister, was assassinated while attending a rally in Rawalpindi.

Three of the five accused, Aitzaz, Sher Zaman and Hasnain, will testify; Abdul Rashid is being held in Adiala jail. The fifth accused, Rafaqaat, is no longer present.

The two police officers involved, Saud Aziz and Qulam Shahzad, have been released on bail. Both were sentenced to 17 years in prison and fined PKR 1 million.

She was killed during an election rally in Rawalpindi’s historic Liaquat Bagh. Benazir was reportedly killed by a 15-year-old suicide bomber.

In the attack on the former prime minister, more than 20 party members were also killed and 71 others were seriously injured, according to Tribune Express. (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)

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