Greenwatch Intl’ Desk
Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s pre-arrest bail plea was rejected by Pakistan’s supreme court on Thursday after Islamabad high court ordered his immediate arrest in the same day, according to Pakistan’s Dawn website.According to reports, police have reached his farmhouse – where he fled to – with the court’s arrest order after the Islamabad high court order to arrest him immediately.
Earlier, Musharraf was ordered to be arrested immediately by the Islamabad high court over the sacking of 60 judges during emergency rule in 2007, but amid high drama he fled from the premises despite thick security blanket.
Musharraf, 69, who appeared in the court on Thursday morning to seek extension of his interim bail, was whisked away by his bodyguards, all commandos, before the police could take him into custody following the court order.
Rejecting his plea seeking extension of bail, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui ordered police to arrest him immediately.