Pakistan court acquits five in Benazir Bhutto murder case, Musharraf declared absconder

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 31: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday acquitted five people in the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and declared ex-military leader Pervez Musharraf an “absconder”, state Pakistan Television reported.
    Bhutto died in a suicide and gun attack in 2007, weeks after she returned from exile to campaign in elections to bring back civilian rule after Musharraf’s eight-year military regime.
    Musharraf was charged in 2013 of being culpable in Bhutto’s murder. He is now in self-imposed exile, having been allowed to leave the country in March 2016 for health reasons while awaiting trial.