Islamabad, (Agencies): A Pakistani anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of suspects charged with involvement in former premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination on Saturday reissued an arrest warrant for ex-President Pervez Musharraf to secure his presence during the proceedings of the case.

Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan reissued the warrant after officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) informed the court that they had been unable to serve the warrant issued on February 12.

The judge also directed authorities to send copies of the warrant to Musharraf's residences in Islamabad and London.

The court had issued the warrant after the FIA informed it that Musharraf, currently living in self-exile in Britain, should be declared an absconder for failing to cooperate in the investigation into the assassination.

The court had also directed Musharraf to appear before it on Saturday but the former military ruler's aides have said there is no possibility of him returning to Pakistan to join the proceedings.

The report said persons present at Musharraf's farmhouse at Chak Shahzad in Islamabad had told authorities that he did not live there and was abroad.

After reissuing the warrant, the judge adjourned the matter till March 5.