Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday reached the Supreme Court as it heard petitions against the bail of police officers accused in the murder case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

A two-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is hearing the petitions.

The PPP chairman, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Farhatullah Babar, Mehreen Anwar Raja and other party leaders are present for the hearing.

Bilawal is expected to file a plea against the acquittal of accused in his mother's murder case.

Earlier, on August 31, 2017, an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi announced the verdict in the Benazir Bhutto murder case and acquitted five suspects and announced 17-year imprisonment for two police officials.

The ATC had also declared former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf an absconder in the case. The ATC had named Musharraf in the case in February 2011.

The suspects — Aitzaz Shah, Sher Zaman, Abdul Rasheed, Rafaqat Hussain and Hasnain Gul — were acquitted.

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson and two-time former prime minister, was assassinated in a gun and bomb attack at an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007.

An FIR over the incident was registered on behalf of the state following which the murder trial of five suspects began in February of 2008. However, once PPP won the 2008 elections, the investigation was handed over to the FIA.