ISLAMABAD- Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was granted exemption from appearing in Ghazi Abdul Rasheed murder hearing.

According to details, the hearing of Ghazi Abdul Rasheed murder case could not be held due to the absence of the judge. The case was due to be heard by additional session judge Wajid Ali. The next hearing of the case will be held on September 18, 2014. Meanwhile, the counsels for Musharraf have filed two petitions for his exemption from court hearing. The first petition stated that Musharraf was facing severe security threats while the second maintained that he cannot travel due to sickness.

It is important to mention that the Lal masjid cleric and his mother died in 2007 during operation. During the last hearing, the police prepared an investigation report under section 173 of the Criminal Procedure Code which stated that Haroon Rasheed; son of Ghazi Rasheed was neither a witness in his father’s murder nor had any evidence against Musharraf.