Islamabad: Pakistan has said it has initiated the procedure to seek an Interpol Red Corner Notice against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over Benazir Bhutto's 2007 assassination and will approach the global police agency within the next few days in this regard.
    
The procedure for obtaining the Red Corner Notice has started, Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters on Friday night.
    
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will approach Interpol within the next few days so that Musharraf, who has been living in self-exile in London and Dubai since 2009, can be arrested and brought back to Pakistan to face the charge of alleged involvement in Bhutto's killing, he said.
    
"We have started the procedure and we will bring Musharraf back to the country soon with a Red Corner Notice issued through Interpol," he said.
    
Malik had announced on Wednesday that the government would bring Musharraf back to Pakistan to face trial for his alleged role in failing to provide adequate security to former Prime Minister Bhutto at the time of her assassination in December 2007.
    
He had said that several notices were served on the former dictator through the Pakistan High Commission in London and the government would seek a Red Corner Notice from Interpol to bring him back to Pakistan.
    
Musharraf, who has been living in self-exile in London and Dubai since 2009, has denied allegations that he was in any way involved in the assassination of Bhutto and said he was willing to face the courts.

(Agencies)