ISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawyer for Pakistan's former military ruler says a judge has granted Pervez Musharraf bail in a case related to the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Despite the bail, the former military strongman is to remain under house arrest on the outskirts of Islamabad in connection with two other cases against him.
Lawyer Salman Safdar said Monday that the bail was about $20,000.
Government prosecutors have accused Musharraf of being involved in the gun and suicide attack that killed Bhutto in 2007 when he was in power. They have also blamed him for not providing the former premier with enough security.
Musharraf has denied the allegations and claimed they were politically motivated.
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