A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk rejected Musharraf's verbal request for release, saying that he must be present in person before the court for its judgment, reported the a news channel.

Musharraf is also facing other charges, including conspiracy to kill former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed on August 26 during a military operation ordered by Musharraf, who was at that time Pakistan's president and the Army chief.


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