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  Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan president, indicted in killing of Benazir Bhutto
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Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Aug 20, 2013 08:57am
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AuthorFarhan Bokhari
MediaTV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News
News DateTuesday, August 20, 2013 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA Pakistani court on Tuesday indicted former President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on murder charges in connection with the December 2007 assassination of late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, raising the specter of fresh discord between the country's civilian politicians and the powerful army, which maintains close ties with the U.S.

Major General (retired) Rashid Qureshi, an aide to the former leader, confirmed to CBS News that Musharraf had been indicted by a court in the city of Rawalpindi, outside Islamabad, where Bhutto was fatally shot just minutes after a political gathering. Musharraf ruled Pakistan for nine years, from 1999 when he seized power in a military coup, until 2008.

In an interview with CBS News correspondent Lara Logan after Bhutto's assassination, Musharraf said the slain prime minister was well aware of the risks she faced in her home nation.

"I knew that she's under threat. She herself knew that. I told her personally," Musharraf told Logan, adding that her death came as "an utter shock."
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