A Pakistani court has directed police to declare former President Pervez Musharraf a “proclaimed offender” and confiscate his property.
Musharraf, who has been living outside Pakistan since mid-April, recently concluded a lecture tour of the US. For the past few months, he has been living in London.
In July, Pakistan’s Supreme Court declared the emergency imposed by Musharraf in 2007 as unconstitutional and illegal. This has raised the possibility of his trial on charges of treason but such a trial can only be initiated by the government.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has hinted it may not be possible to put Musharraf on trial. The former military ruler continues to enjoy the support of the powerful army.