Musharraf Charged in Connection with Bhutto's Assassination

More woes for former Pakistan military leader


An antiterrorism court here placed Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's former military leader, under arrest on Friday on charges related to the death of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, adding to a tangle of legal woes that have hobbled Mr. Musharraf's hopes for a political comeback.

The order changes little for Mr. Musharraf in immediate terms. Mr. Musharraf, a retired army general, is already under house arrest at his villa on the edge of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, in a case involving his detention and firing of senior judges after imposing emergency rule in 2007.

Mr. Musharraf was brought to the Rawalpindi court under tight security on Friday. He was ordered to return on Tuesday, said Salman Safdar, one of his lawyers.