Former Pakistani Leader Declared Fugitive

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A Pakistani court has declared former military leader Pervez Musharraf, a fugitive for failing to appear in court over the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto served as prime minister from 1988 to 90 and 93 to 96. She was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack in 2007.

The court delivered its verdicts on Aug. 31, acquitting five suspected Taliban members of conspiracy to commit murder due to lack of evidence.

Meanwhile, two police officers were given 17 years in prison for negligence because the court believed they could have done more to prevent the murder.

Musharraf was also accused of conspiracy, but after failing to appear, the court declared him an absconder and had his properties seized.

Musharraf has been in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016.

After the trial, Bhutto’s daughter wrote on Twitter, “There will be no justice till Pervez Musharraf answers for his crimes!”