Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf
A Pakistani court has reissued an arrest warrant for the country's former President Pervez Musharraf for his alleged involvement in the murder of ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto.

On Saturday, Pakistan's anti-terrorism court reissued the arrest warrant for Musharraf, who is in self-imposed exile in London and has stated that he does not intend to appear at any court hearing to face questions over his alleged dereliction of duty over the 2007 assassination of Bhutto, AFP reported.

"Last week the court had issued the arrest warrant, but it could not be served at Musharraf's residence in Islamabad and we were told that he does not live there," said Special Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali.

"Today the court reissued the warrants and adjourned the hearing till March 5," he added a week after the country's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was tasked with bringing the former military ruler to court on the 19th of February.

"We do not have his address, but we came to know through media and officials who went to serve the warrant that he is in the UK. We will get his address and serve the notice on it," Zulfiqar Ali noted.

Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007, as she was leaving Liaquat Bagh in a motorcade after addressing an election rally in Rawalpindi, the twin city of the capital, Islamabad.

A gunman reportedly shot her in the neck and set off a bomb. At least 20 other people died in the attack and several more were injured.

Her assassination tumbled Pakistan into deep crisis and left many questions unanswered for the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and her supporters. The PPP, led by her widower, Asif Ali Zardari, rode a wave of sympathy to win a February 2008 election.

Zardari, who won the presidency after Bhutto's death, has pinned the blame on the then government of Musharraf and threatened to take action against the former military ruler.

The 67-year-old former president has been living in Britain and the US since he ceded power in the face of protests as well as an impeachment threat in 2008.

A UN commission that probed Bhutto's assassination released a report in April in which it blamed Musharraf for failing to take adequate steps to provide security for the former premier.