Indictment of Pakistan's Musharraf adjourned over security fear
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (REUTERS) - A court in Pakistan delayed the indictment of former leader Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday because it was too dangerous for him to attend the proceedings due to threats to his life.
General Musharraf, once Pakistan's most powerful man, had been expected to be charged over his failure to prevent the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
The closely watched case has shattered an unwritten rule in Pakistan that the top military brass are untouchable. Charging General Musharraf would be unprecedented in a country ruled by the military for half of its 66-year history.
Public Prosecutor Mohammad Azhar told reporters at an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi - a military city where Mrs Bhutto was killed - that the indictment would now take place on Aug. 20.