The former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraff was scheduled to attend the first hearing in his high treason trial, however, an official from Pakistan said that a bomb was found along the route of the former president, due to which the hearing was delayed until further notice.
The security official Mohammed Ali said that the bomb, as well as two pistols were found about half a mile away from Musharraf’s residence in the suburbs of Islamabad. Due to this, Musharraf could not attend the brief hearing which was held on December 24, 2013 in the morning, in the capital of Islamabad.
Following the bomb scare, a judge postponed the hearing until January 1, 2014 and ordered Musharraf to appear on that day. The treason case deals with the decision of Musharraf in 2007 to fire and detain some judges – including the country’s chief justice – after declaring a state of emergency and suspending the constitution. The former president returned to Pakistan in March 2013 and this is the most serious case against him so far.
Musharraf is also accused of murdering the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was killed in a gun and suicide attack back in December 2007. The former president is also facing charges of the death of a rebel leader and a deadly military raid on a radical mosque, in addition to the detention of judges.
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