Musharraf's bail extended, man held for throwing shoe

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Pervez Musharraf
Karachi, March 29: The Sindh high court on Friday extended the pre-arrest bail period of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf by 15 days. The former president of Pakistan has been declared a proclaimed offender in some cases.

The court bench accepted the request for extending the bail by Musharraf, who recently returned to his country from a self-imposed exile in London after four years. The leader personally appeared before the court.

On March 22, the court had granted a 10-day bail period to the former president. The latter was given pre-arrest bail in the Baloch nationalist Akbar Bugti and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto assassination case.

Musharraf had toppled the Nawaz Sharif government in a coup in October 1999 and left Pakistan after stepping down in 2008. He is also sought in the country for conspiracy to kill and illegally arresting judges. The anti-terrorism court had declared him a fugitive and issued arrest warrants for him after Musharraf refused to co-operate with investigation in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.

Musharraf, who had formed the All Pakistan Muslim League, intends to lead his party in the May 11 elections in the country.

Man arrested for hurling shoe at Musharraf

An advocate was arrested on Friday for throwing a shoe at former President Pervez Musharraf as he headed to the court to face legal charges after returning to his country from a self-imposed exile. The accused was identified as Tajammal.

Local TV channels showed a video of the show which was thrown at Musharraf here. The incident occurred inside the court building where angry people had assembled prior to Musharraf's arrival. Although the motive behind hurling the shoe was not known, observers believed that it could be an outburst from the lawyers' community which was targeted by Musharraf during his days in power.

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