The anti-terrorist court in Islamabad sent former military strongman Pervez Musharraf on a 14-day-long judicial remand in the judges’ detention case. Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi of the anti-terrorist court issued the order which makes it imperative for Musharraf to re-appear in court on May 4. — Photos and text by Agencies

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf (C) is escorted by soldiers as he arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on April 20, 2013.  — AFP Photo
Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf (C) is escorted by soldiers as he arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on April 20, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani security personnel run to take their position to guard the vehicle of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (C) after the court proceedings in Islamabad District Courts on April 20, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani security personnel run to take their position to guard the vehicle of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (C) after the court proceedings in Islamabad District Courts on April 20, 2013. — AFP Photo
Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf (C) is escorted by soldiers and police commandos as he leaves the an anti-terrorism court after a hearing in Islamabad. — AFP Photo
Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf (C) is escorted by soldiers and police commandos as he leaves the an anti-terrorism court after a hearing in Islamabad. — AFP Photo
Pakistani security personnel escort the vehicle of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (C-white). — AFP Photo
Pakistani security personnel escort the vehicle of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (C-white). — AFP Photo
Pakistani lawyers shout slogans against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf during court proceedings in Islamabad on April 20, 2013. Musharraf was moved into police custody after being arrested on Friday, an unprecedented move against a former army chief of staff ahead of key elections. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM
Pakistani lawyers shout slogans against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf during court proceedings in Islamabad on April 20, 2013. Musharraf was moved into police custody after being arrested on Friday, an unprecedented move against a former army chief of staff ahead of key elections. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM
Pakistani soldiers are deployed outside an anti-terrorism court before the police produce former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad. — AFP Photo
Pakistani soldiers are deployed outside an anti-terrorism court before the police produce former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad. — AFP Photo
Supporters of Pakistani former military ruler Pervez Musharraf shout slogans outside the anti-terrorism court during the court proceedings in Islamabad District Courts on April 20, 2013. — AFP Photo
Supporters of Pakistani former military ruler Pervez Musharraf shout slogans outside the anti-terrorism court during the court proceedings in Islamabad District Courts on April 20, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani soldiers stand guard outside an anti-terrorism court on the arrival of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad on April 20, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani soldiers stand guard outside an anti-terrorism court on the arrival of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad on April 20, 2013. — AFP Photo
Lawyers shouting anti-Musharraf slogans scuffle with paramilitary soldiers outside the anti-terrorism court where former Pakistani president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf is attending a hearing, in Islamabad April 20, 2013. — AFP Photo
Lawyers shouting anti-Musharraf slogans scuffle with paramilitary soldiers outside the anti-terrorism court where former Pakistani president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf is attending a hearing, in Islamabad April 20, 2013. — AFP Photo
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Pakistan's former president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf (3rd R) is escorted by security officials as he arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad, April 20, 2013. Former Pakistani president Musharraf was taken before an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Saturday in connection with allegations that he ordered the illegal detention of judges while we has in power, his lawyer said.— Reuters Photo

Comments (18) (Closed)


rabbani
Apr 21, 2013 10:30am
Arrival of Pervaiz Musharraf is not a trouble for him, rather trouble for other people who in his absence were chanting loudly for the implementation of Article 6. Now since he has arrived, they are in dilemma as what to do. His staying abroad is only good for them. The current judgement by this IHC judge will also benefit him. This will not only expose they so called free judiciary, but also their motives
rabbani
Apr 21, 2013 10:29am
Arrival of Pervaiz Musharraf is not a trouble for him, rather trouble for other people who in his absence were chanting loudly for the implementation of Article 6. Now since he has arrived, they are in dilemma as what to do. His staying abroad is only good for them. The current judgement by this IHC judge will also benefit him. This will not only expose they so called free judiciary, but also their motives.
Anonymous
Apr 21, 2013 12:52pm
THE BIGGEST CORRUPT POLITICIANS ARE NAWAZ, SHAHBAZ AND ZARDARI. Musharaf is far much better than these corrupt leader. its because of their corruption that Pakistan is far behind from the prosperity. Atleast in Musharraf era there is a prosperity and calm all around. The corrupt want another corrupt to come after election that is y all corrupt leaders seems to be united.
mujaheed
Apr 21, 2013 02:34pm
which law r u talking about ? the law in which every day innocent ppl r getting killed by target shootings and bombs as well as US predaters, supported by the corrupt government ? now come on please, is someone can bring law and order, as well as strong economy, cut or crime and wealth to Pakistan, then only Mr. Musharraf, Pak need a strong leader, not greedy or corrupt one, PAKISTAN ZINDABAD ( PAKISTAN FIRST )
Yousuf Ali
Apr 20, 2013 09:27am
it seems nationalism by sindhis, panjabi and pakhtoon,blochi political parties is bend to malign the army or to take revenge for on and off taking over government on various pretex.
Khalid
Apr 20, 2013 11:49am
JAISA KAROGAY WAISA BHAROGAY - SIMPLE
MAlvi
Apr 20, 2013 01:04pm
It is a high drama being played in Pakistan. It is a matter of deep consequences for Pakistan. The wisest thing for Pakistan is to stop this drama by dropping all the politically motivated cases against him and allow him to run in the elections. If people reject him, it is his problem. Musharraf is very popular among educated class in Pakistan and perhaps 99% of Pakistani's living in foreign countries are on his side. This drama is alienating all those people.
Edwardian
Apr 20, 2013 03:15pm
Look at the protocol and the security around him. This is what he misses and cannot have it in London and Dubai. That is what he is looking for in Pakistan.
amin
Apr 20, 2013 03:26pm
the people in pakistan have no imagination about the popularity of Perveirz Musharraf, world wide. he is regarded as the most efficient ,talented, honest, and a great orator form Pakistan.he served the country very well and even after his resignation he continued to work for the good image of Pakistan. i remember at one time he was among the probables for the award of Noble peace prize.
Nasr KiKi
Apr 20, 2013 05:56pm
Everyone's life goes through hard times. Only those who struggle out of it reaps the benefits on a day. I am sure that day is waiting for Musharraf also. The web of vendetta & revenge politics by a certain group of politicians and lawers who have failed to deliver is tight around him and will be difficult to dislodge but I hope good sense will prevail and Musharaf will be able to un web himself out of this situation.While writing this a moment ago on TV I heard Nawaz Sahrif saying he is not keeping any grudge against the ex president anymore and has pardoned him but at the same moment he is seen happily talking about the current situation and treatment being metted out to Musharaf. May Allah guide us and safe us from politics of Bigots
Yousuf Ali
Apr 20, 2013 11:02pm
only a person who is void of all kind of commonsense can agree that for the sake of protocol and security, one will put his future in the hand of a government where every day innocents are being tortured and killed, but could not care less.
Yousuf Ali
Apr 21, 2013 12:02am
I watched his body language when he was uttering those words, iam glad some one else noticed it. that is nawaz sharif.
shida usa
Apr 21, 2013 01:20am
no one is above the law,civilian or army,rich or poor,judgement day has arrived
Tanveer
Apr 21, 2013 04:56am
Pervez Musharraf is a very sensible leader who has ruled the country well during difficult times. He carries a reputation of a clean and honest person, unlike current corrupt politicians of Pakistan. The politics of revenge must be stopped against him. Tanveer Shah
saeed
Apr 21, 2013 05:05am
Really? In Pakistan?
hussain
Apr 22, 2013 04:31am
Trail should be proceed but everyone knows the reality, now we can observe the real face of independent judiciary that pakistanis got after much sacrificed.... Judges are showing personel bias
Sadaqat Hussian
Apr 21, 2013 09:11am
How come this rule does not apply to corrupt politicians and administration?
Maskeen Je
Apr 21, 2013 12:29pm
MR MUSHARAF WILL BE SENT TO UAE SOON BECAUSE OF SO CALLED HEALTH EXCUSE