Islamabad, Mar 1: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sent a formal request to Interpol to issue red warrants for the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf, an accused and proclaimed offender in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.
FIA’s Special Prosecutor Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry said an officer of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of the BB assassination case had handed over an application to the Interpol representative for issuing red warrants for Gen Musharraf.
“After scrutinising the application, which is a formality, the Interpol representative would seek permission from the interior ministry before sending the application to his head office in France,” The Dawn quoted him, as saying.
Once red warrants get issued, Musharraf will be arrested either at airports or at his residence anywhere in the world.
According to Chaudhry, Musharraf is accused of having failed to provide adequate security to Bhutto who was assassinated in a gun- and bomb attack in Rawalpindi while leaving an election rally on Dec 27, 2007.
Musharraf had earlier decided to return to the country and take part in the next general elections, but postponed the plan after the government warned him that he would be arrested upon his arrival. (ANI)