A Pakistan court on April 5 extended by six days the bail granted to former president Pervez Musharraf, who faces charges of detaining judges during his time in office. The Islamabad High Court also ordered Musharraf to post bond for Rs 500,000, or just over $5,000, and to appear for his next hearing scheduled for April 18. Musharraf has also been named as a suspect in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007, and may face charges in connection with the murder of Baluch tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2007.
This is the latest development in Musharraf’s continued legal troubles in Pakistan. Earlier this week the Pakistan Supreme Court delayed his treason hearing until early next week to give Musharraf’s lawyers enough time to prepare a response to the allegations.
From Jurist, April 12. Used with permission.