Pak police arrest defiant Musharraf
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.
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Pervez Musharraf: Humiliated