Former dictator preparing to leave Pakistan

Pakistan Supreme Court granted bail to former military dictator Pervez Musharraf in the Akbar Bugti murder case.

Former dictator preparing to leave Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf can leave the country and fly to Dubai following a decision by a court to grant him bail ending his house arrest, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

"The jail staff present at his house will pack up and leave as soon as they get the orders from the lower court," Ahmed Raza Kasuri, who heads the Musharraf defence team, told Reuters.

"Musharraf can fly to Dubai tomorrow once these legal formalities are completed.

A Pakistani court on Wednesday granted bail to former military dictator Pervez Musharraf in a ruling.

Musharraf was army chief when he took power in a 1999 coup. He later became president as well. He stepped down after the party of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto won an election in 2008.

He returned to Pakistan in March after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to contest a May 11 general election, but he was disqualified from standing because of pending court cases.

That election was won by the party of Nawaz Sharif - the prime minister Musharraf ousted in his coup 14 years ago.

The latest bail was granted in connection with the death of a separatist leader in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.

Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti was killed in a cave on 26 August 2006 during a military crackdown ordered by Musharraf who was president and army chief at the time.

Last Mod: 09 Ekim 2013, 14:55
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