Islamabad (Agencies): In a damning incident that could curb his political dreams, Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf was on Monday named as an accused in an interim chargesheet filed by prosecutors conducting the trial of suspects charged with involvement in assassination of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in a public rally.

Musharraf, who has in self-exile in Britain since early 2009, was named as an accused in the interim challan or chargesheet filed by the Federal Investigation Agency in the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi.

There was no official word on the development till the filing of this report.
 
A report by a UN commission that probed Bhutto's assassination had blamed Musharraf for failing to take enough steps to provide security to former premier.

Bhutto was killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi in December 2007 during an election rally.

Musharraf was then President of Pakistan. He ruled the country for nine years after taking power in a bloodless coup in 1999. He stepped down in 2008 and left Pakistan for Saudi Arabia. He now lives in London and is gearing up for a political career in his home country.

The anti-terrorism court is conducting the trial of five suspects linked to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan who have been charged with Bhutto's assassination.