RAWALPINDI: Former president Pervez Musharraf was declared a fugitive by an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi after investigators returned the court’s warrants undelivered.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials told the court that Musharraf lived in Britain and the UK authorities had not received the warrants, saying there was no extradition treaty between the two countries.
Special Judge ATC-III Rana Nisar Ahmed ordered the investigation agency to publish a poster in three leading national newspapers, informing the accused that the process of declaring him a ‘proclaimed offender’ was being initiated under Section 87 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
The court will take up the case again on June 11.
FIA’s special public prosecutor Chaudhry Muhammad Azhar later told reporters outside the Adiala Jail that Musharraf knew about the criminal proceedings…against him, adding that he had submitted the recording of a recent television interview in which he said that he would face the case after he returned to Pakistan.Readmore