KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC), extending the protective bail of former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in three case, banned the ex-dictator from leaving the country without permission.
Musharraf appeared first time before the court to get extension in his protective bail.
During the hearing over the plea filed by the former dictator in judges case, Sindh government’s counsel opposed in the SHC the extension in the protective bail, saying Pervez Musharraf was an absconder and he should not be granted bail.
The SHC Chief Justice Mushir Alam rejected the arguments of Sindh advocate general and extended the protective bail of Musharraf for 15 days.
Later, another the SHC also accepted his protective bail pleas in two other cases, including Benazir Bhutto murder case and Akbar Bugti case, and granted him 21 days bails.
However, the court ordered Musharraf to verify his bails by appearing in courts in Dera Bugti and Rawalpindi.
Imposing ban on him, the court also ordered the former president to not leave the country without permission.
Musharraf, while talking to media after getting the bail, said that he was satisfied with the court’s decision.
Moreover, a local court in Abbottabad also issued Musharraf’s arrest warrant in Atiq-ur-Rehman case, a scientific engineering of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission who is missing since 2004.