General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday escaped from the premises of the Islamabad High Court after the cancellation of his bail application by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui in the judges’ detention case.

Immediately after bail cancellation, police tried to reach the former military ruler but he was escorted by his personal security, fleeing in his bullet-proof black four-wheeler. A spokesman for his All Pakistan Muslim League said Musharraf would appeal against the arrest order in the Supreme Court, but if the order is upheld, then he expected the authorities to put him under house arrest.

Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, center, leaves after appearing in court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, center, leaves after appearing in court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers leave from the high court after the case hearing of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad on April 18, 2013.
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers leave from the high court after the case hearing of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad on April 18, 2013.

Supporters of Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf rally to condemn court cases against their leader in Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Supporters of Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf rally to condemn court cases against their leader in Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Lawyers chant slogans against Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf as he appears before the High Court in Rawalpindi April 17, 2013.
Lawyers chant slogans against Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf as he appears before the High Court in Rawalpindi April 17, 2013.
Pakistani police commandos stand guard outside the residence of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf after a court ordered for his arrest in Islamabad on April 18, 2013.
Pakistani police commandos stand guard outside the residence of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf after a court ordered for his arrest in Islamabad on April 18, 2013.
Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf leaves the High Court in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf leaves the High Court in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Pakistan police officers stand alert outside the house of Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Pakistan police officers stand alert outside the house of Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Supporters of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf shout slogans outside his residence after a court ordered for his arrest in Islamabad on April 18, 2013.
Supporters of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf shout slogans outside his residence after a court ordered for his arrest in Islamabad on April 18, 2013.

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers exit the high court building premises after the case hearing of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad.
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers exit the high court building premises after the case hearing of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad.
In this Monday, April 15, 2013 photo, Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives under tight security to address his party supporters at his house in Islamabad, Pakistan.
In this Monday, April 15, 2013 photo, Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives under tight security to address his party supporters at his house in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Imran Khan
Apr 18, 2013 09:50am
yeah right! if this is the treatment for the soldiers of Pakistan army, then the present army morale would be down. Pak Army should do something about it.
gangadin
Apr 18, 2013 10:29am
No house arrest for this guy. Put him in Attock jail
Shahzeb Shaikh
Apr 18, 2013 11:19am
iam totally disagree with the court orders . he is one of the first dictators who surrend his uniform in a favour of his country. if he is arested then arrest all former generals which are involve in cases.
faheem
Apr 18, 2013 12:19pm
The Pak Army has nothing to do with this man. This man is a dictator. he violated the constitution. he must be punished. and let me tell you. army itself does not like this man !
saeed
Apr 18, 2013 08:01pm
Pakistani are the only nation who can have fun at the time when they are deep in trouble. Perhaps, this is what decides what destiny awaits a nation.
Imran A.
Apr 18, 2013 09:17pm
If we put Musharaf to jail, then we should put all the other politicians to jail too. Justice should not be optional. And yes, we need to put judges to jail too. Any case against anyone should be implemented.
Nasr
Apr 18, 2013 11:42pm
I observed big support for Musharaf over the internet under all of dawn recent articles related to him with comments open. To all those who have commented against Musharaf on this one let me ask one thing. Have you ever developed the same hatred for the incompetent, corrupt, ruling class in Pre and Post Musharaf Era and did anyone of those rulers ever accepted their faults or were brought to justice. Sans who have pssed away Nawaz, Zardari, Rajas, & Jillani's have all plundered the nations wealth and have defied constitution but did they ever or are caught and brought to justice. When will we learn to have justice same for all.
miramshah(USA)
Apr 19, 2013 03:29am
And police can not get through to him because of his private security? Is he above the law or constitution? One wonders who is protecting him.....
JK
Apr 19, 2013 05:06am
Right decision from the court.
azharnadeem
Apr 19, 2013 05:56am
Great commando escape
Khalid
Apr 19, 2013 03:00pm
I think it is about time to prosecute everyone who has violated the Pakistan constitution or committed corruption regardless the person is an army general, politician, or judge. Keep in mind that most of the corrupt politicians placed in power by the military general in the past.
shah
Apr 19, 2013 04:22pm
Hero of Pakistan is arrested. Alas ! This nation is badqismat.
shah
Apr 19, 2013 04:33pm
sure hero who make Pakistan unconquerable in defence. made economy a strong boost.