Shoe thrown at Musharraf amid bail extension

 

Shoe thrown at Musharraf amid bail extension

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday granted bail extension to former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, Media reported.

Pervez Musharraf appeared before the court amid lawyers chanting slogans against him. An angry protester also threw a shoe at the former president which missed him.Earlier on March 22, the court had granted protective bail to Musharraf in three high-profile cases in which he was facing arrest warrants.A single-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam, had granted protective bail to Musharraf in the case of ‘illegal confinement’ of 62 judges after he declared a state of emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.

Another two-member bench headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah granted pre-arrival protective bail to the former military leader in two more cases for two weeks in which he was facing non-bailable arrest warrants.The cases are the murder of former governor and chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Bugti in August 2007 and the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in a gun-and-bomb attack in Rawalpindi in December 2007. – Dawn