Pak po­lice ar­rest defiant Mushar­raf

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Pervez Mushar­raf on Fri­day suf­fered the hu­mil­i­a­tion of be­com­ing the first former pres­i­dent and the first former army chief in Pak­istan’s his­tory to be placed un­der ar­rest.

Mushar­raf ar­rived at the Is­lam­abad mag­is­trate’s of­fice in the morn­ing to give him­self up for ar­rest. He then went back to his bul­let­proof ve­hi­cle while the mag­is­trate de­cided what to do next. An hour later, it was de­cided he would be taken into po­lice cus­tody. He is presently lodged at the of­fi­cers’ mess of the po­lice head­quar­ters in Is­lam­abad.

He will be pre­sented be­fore an anti-ter­ror­ism court on Satur­day or Mon­day, af­ter which a de­ci­sion on where he will be kept in the long term will be taken. His le­gal team has said it would seek bail for him in the supreme court.

“He is not afraid of be­ing put in jail but there is a gen­uine con­cern about his safety,” said his lawyer Ah­mad Raza Ka­suri.

CON­TIN­UED ON P13 RE­LATED REPORT, P14

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