09 Apr '11, 11am

Pakistan court urges speedy Musharraf arrest

Pakistan court urges speedy Musharraf arrest

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: A Pakistani court asked the government Saturday to speed up the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf amid uncertainty over whether Britain would honour a warrant for his arrest. Musharraf, who lives in self-imposed exile in London, is wanted over the 2007 murder of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto. Prosecutors accuse him of failing to provide her with enough security and an arrest warrant was issued in February. "The court asked the prosecution to expedite execution of arrest warrants for Pervez Musharraf for early completion of the trial," public prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali told AFP after a hearing Saturday. "We produced before the court the government's correspondence with the British Home Office including a copy of a letter saying the warrants are under process in Britain," Ali said. The next hearing is set for April 23. British Prime Minister...

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