IHC orders case registration against Musharraf over Lal Masjid operation

Islamabad, July 12 (ANI): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered a case should be registered against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for his alleged role in the Lal Masjid operation.

IHC's Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi issued the order during the hearing of a petition filed by Haroon Rasheed, son of Lal Masjid's Ghazi Abdul Rasheed, against Musharraf for his involvement in the killing of his father and grandmother.

According to Dawn News, the Lal Masjid operation was the government's crackdown on the controversial pro-Taliban mosque in Islamabad in 2007.

The operation ended in a bloody eight-day siege killing at least 58 Pakistani troops and seminary students.

A number of witnesses in their statements had alleged that Musharraf was responsible for the action, the report added. (ANI)

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