Anti-Terrorist Court Rawalpindi on Monday reserved its verdict on the interim bail for former army chief General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the murder case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Musharraf’s counsel Barrister Salman Safdar contended before the ATC judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman during hearing.

He said that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is only authorized to investigate corruption cases; therefore, it can’t probe into Benazir’s murder case.

He said that none of the witnesses named Musharraf in the case, adding that the former president has been involved in the murder to bar be barred from politics.

The lawyer said that Musharraf could not be held responsible for the decision of Benazir’s autopsy as it was decided by her husband President Asif Ali Zardari.

After hearing the arguments, the judge reserved his verdict on a plea seeking interim bail for Musharraf in the case.

The ATC had indicted Musharraf in the case in February 2011, declaring him a proclaimed offender.

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007 soon after addressing an election campaign rally in the city.

Musharraf returned last month after nearly four years of self-imposed exile.