Pakistani policemen stand guard at the gate of Adyala Prison in Rawalpindi on August 31, 2017, before the announcement of the verdict in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder trial. (AFP / FAROOQ NAEEM)
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Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said he would return to Pakistan to face trial in the murder case of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto.A Pakistani court on Thursday pronounced Musharraf a fugitive in the murder trial but acquitted five men accused of involvement in the 2007 assassination of Bhutto, the first female prime minister of a Muslim country.The verdicts are the first to be issued since Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack nearly a decade ago, sparking street violence and plunging Pakistan into months of political turmoil.
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