Pakistan arrests Musharraf anew
ISLAMABAD — As former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf thought he was in the clear, he was hit with a new legal challenge on Thursday when police arrested him in a case involving a 2007 crackdown on a pro-Taliban mosque.
Only hours before Musharraf submitted about $19,500 in bonds to the Supreme Court and was granted bail in the last of three legal cases.
Muhammad Rizwan, a senior official of the Islamabad police, said: “We have put Gen. Musharraf under house arrest in a case involving a military operation on an Islamabad mosque.”
The arrest suggests there is disagreement within the Pakistan government over whether to prosecute Musharraf or let him leave the country.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- British terror suspects may be stripped of passports
- Afghan power-sharing deal breaks down
- Pressure on European Central Bank grows as economic recovery founders
- Detained Americans plead U.S. for assistance
- Ukraine rejects Russia’s call for cease-fire, warns of ‘great war’ against Russian aggressor
- Dozens in Boko Haram reportedly killed as Nigeria repels attack
- Ex-Libyan PM tasked with forming new government
- Pakistani premier may be forced out as protests turn violent
- Peace plan backed, Ukraine says
- EU preps further sanctions on Russia as ‘full-scale war’ looms in Ukraine
- Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town