Pakistan prosecutors to charge Musharraf over Bhutto murder
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Prosecutors at a Pakistani court will next week charge former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with criminal conspiracy and the murder of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, lawyers said on Tuesday.
General Musharraf, once the most powerful man in the nuclear-armed country, has been under house arrest since April. He appeared before the anti-terrorism court in person on Tuesday.
Indicting a former army chief would be an unprecedented move in a country ruled for more than half of its life by the military.
It would be seen by many as a far more serious challenge to the armed forces' power than his house arrest was.