Pak court orders confiscation of Musharraf's property

The court had earlier summoned former president Musharraf several times but he failed to appear citing medical reasons. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Sep 17, 2016, 07.37 PM (IST)
A Pakistani court on Saturday ordered the confiscation of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's property. 

Islamabad district court judge Pervaiz Qadir Memon passed the order in a case pertaining to the deadly raid on Islamabad's Red Mosque. 

Pakistan's radical cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi was among the more than 100 people that were killed when troops stormed the Red Mosque in 2007.

"Our next move will be to put pressure on the interior ministry to bring Musharraf back home so he can face all cases against him," a lawyer for the Red Mosque, Tariq Asad said.

The court had also issued several arrest warrants against the former President. 

Musharraf is facing a string of court cases, including charges of treason. A special court in July had issued a similar order against Musharraf. 

In January this year Musharraf was acquitted over the 2006 killing of a Baloch rebel leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti.

He had resigned in 2008 to avoid possible impeachment and went into exile overseas. 

A travel ban was imposed on him when he returned to Pakistan in 2013 in an attempt to contest elections. 

Former President Musharraf went to Dubai in March, after the ban was lifted, for what was described as urgent medical treatment.

(WION with inputs from agencies)