ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A Pakistani court Saturday ordered former President Pervez Musharraf be served an arrest warrant wherever he is living.
The court reissued a warrant on charges that Musharraf, who was president at the time, failed to protect Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister assassinated in 2007 when she returned to the country to re-enter politics, CNN reported. A warrant issued a few days ago was not delivered because Musharraf is now living in London, and the court said the new one should go to all his homes.
Bhutto was killed in a bombing that took about 20 lives as she left a campaign rally in Rawalpindi. A United Nations report issued in April last year concluded the assassination should have been foreseen and prevented.
Musharraf's lawyer, Muhammad Ali Saif, said the charges are political. He said Musharraf does not believe there is a case he needs to answer.
"This is political victimization against Musharraf," Saif said. "Musharraf was never contacted by investigators to get his version of the assassination."