Sindh High Court issues notices to Musharraf, Interior Ministry over May 2007 carnage

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Karachi, May 15 (ANI): The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to former President General Pervez Musharraf and the Interior Ministry on a petition seeking their nomination as respondents in a case concerning the May 12, 2007 carnage.

Over 50 people were killed and dozen others were injured in violence that erupted on the said date when the then deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry arrived in Karachi to address a lawyers gathering.

The court has also asked Musharraf to appear before it on the next hearing i.e on June 1.

The petition, which was filed by noted human rights activist Iqbal Kazmi, also named Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, Sindh Home Adviser Waseem Akhtar, Home Secretary Brigadier (retire) Ghulam Muhammad Mohtarrum, and various other top police officials as respondents in the case, The Daily Times reports.

Earlier, the Abbottabad District and Sessions court while declaring former President General Pervez Musharraf an'absconder' directed authorities to confiscate his property. (ANI)

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