Musharraf granted 15-day extension on bail


KARACHI: Ex-president General Pervez Musharraf granted 15-day extension on bail from Sindh High court, Friday.

Musharraf, who returned home from four years in self-imposed exile on Sunday, arrived at the Sindh High Court in Karachi, which last week granted him temporary, protective bail before he flew back to Pakistan.

Upon his appearance before the Sindh high court his bail was extended until April 21. However, prosecutor general raised objection over the court’s decision.

According to the sources, SHC barred Musharraf from travelling abroad without getting permission.

Earlier, The court directed him that he is required to appear in person in the court to extend the bail.

The court had previously granted protective bail to Musharraf in three high-profile cases in which he was facing arrest warrants.

Justice Saajid Ali Shah posted bail at 300,000 rupees ($3,000) over the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the 2007 illegal sacking of judges and the 2006 death of Akbar Bugti, a Baloch rebel leader in Balochistan.

The March 22 decision prevented Musharraf being arrested for 10 days in connection with the judges’ arrests and for 14 days over the other two cases.

Benazir Bhutto’s son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is chairman of the outgoing Pakistan People’s Party, has accused Musharraf of her murder