Bomb keeps Musharraf from treason hearing

Last updated 21:28 24/12/2013
Pervez Musharraf
REUTERS
CHARGED: Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf.

Relevant offers

Asia

NZ support for Hong Kong protests North Korea's Kim Jong Un breaks both ankles Advanced iOS virus targets HK protesters Japan's Mt Ontake eruption 'surreal' Afghanistan signs pact to keep US and Nato troops Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies Britain to China: Find peace in Hong Kong Thailand to issue tourist wristbands Thai man gets death penalty for train rape $240k raised for Gammy and Thai family

A Pakistani security official says a bomb was found along the route the country's former ruler Pervez Musharraf was to take to attend the first hearing in his high treason trial.

Mohammed Ali says the bomb and two pistols were found about 1km away from Musharraf's residence in the Islamabad suburbs.

As a result, Musharraf did not attend the brief hearing held Tuesday morning in the capital of Islamabad. A judge delayed the hearing until January 1 and directed Musharraf to appear that day.

The treason case stems from Musharraf's 2007 decision to fire and detain some judges including the country's chief justice after declaring a state of emergency and suspending the constitution.

It's the most serious case against Musharraf since he returned to Pakistan in March.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content