Musharraf was produced in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi amidst tight security for Tuesday's hearing in the Bhutto assassination case headed by judge Habibur Rahman.

Rehman fixed August 6 to be the date to formally charge 69-year-old Musharraf. The former President's indictment would be an unprecedented move in a country ruled by military for more than half of its life.

The Rawalpindi court is hearing the case of the killing of two-time Prime Minister Bhutto. Bhutto was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007, while Musharraf was President. She was killed after addressing an election campaign rally in the city.

The charges relating to criminal conspiracy and murder will be read out before Musharraf and he will have to sign the charge sheet, State prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar Ali said.

(Agencies)

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