Sunday 22 April 2018

Lawyer throws shoe at Musharraf in court

Andrew Buncombe

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf was confronted by angry lawyers when he appeared in court, one of them taking aim at him with a shoe but missing.

As part of the conditions of bail that was granted to Mr Musharraf by a judge before he returned from self-imposed exile to Pakistan earlier this week, he was obliged to appear before a court in Karachi.

At the Sindh High Court yesterday, groups of angry lawyers shouted slogans against the former military leader and jostled with his supporters.

Many lawyers hold a grudge against Mr Musharraf because he sacked and placed under house arrest Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

The incident marked another bump in the road for the former leader, who returned to the country for the first time since 2008 to "save Pakistan".

Mr Musharraf's bail was extended in the three cases outstanding against him and he was ordered not to leave the country. (© Independent News Service)

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