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Islamabad High Court—File Photo
Islamabad High Court—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Friday  extended the transitory-bail granted to former military ruler Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf until April 18 during the hearing pertaining to the judges detention case, DawnNews reported.

The court also ordered the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief, who had personally appeared before the bench,  to submit a bond amounting to Rs 500,000 and to appear in the next hearing over the case which was also adjourned until April 18.

The DawnNews report added that the APML leader left the court towards his Chak-Shehzad residence in the suburbs of the federal capital city, after the hearing.

Earlier Pervez Musharraf arrived, amid strict security arrangements, at the IHC to appear before the bench hearing the case of ‘illegal confinement’ of 62 judges after the former military ruler had declared a state of emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.

Musharraf, who has returned to the country after four year of self-imposed exile to contest general elections, has been implicated in three high-profile cases in which he was facing arrest warrants.

His return came after Sindh High Court (SHC) Friday granted protective bail in the various cases pending against him.

Later on March 29a single-bench of the SHC comprising of Chief Justice Mushir Alam extended Musharraf’s transitory bail for 15 days in the judges detention case.

Separately the same day, a divisional bench of the court headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah granted bail extension for 21 days to Musharraf in the other two cases in which he was facing non-bailable arrest warrants.

The cases are the murder of former governor and chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Bugti in August 2007 and the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in a gun-and-bomb attack in Rawalpindi in December 2007.