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Pakistani court issues warrant for Musharraf

Islamabad: Pervez Musharraf's legal woes mounted today as a Pakistani special court conducting his treason trial issued a bailable arrest warrant for the former dictator and ordered his production on February 7.  The three-judge court
PTI January 31, 2014 18:28 IST
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Islamabad: Pervez Musharraf's legal woes mounted today as a Pakistani special court conducting his treason trial issued a bailable arrest warrant for the former dictator and ordered his production on February 7.  

The three-judge court formed by the government to try 70-year-old Musharraf on charges of high treason for imposing emergency in 2007 also rejected his plea to be allowed to go abroad for medical treatment.

However, Musharraf is unlikely to be held in custody because the court said he could get bail by submitting a surety of Rs 25 lakh.

The court's registrar read out the judgement, which was reserved earlier in the day after defence and prosecution lawyers completed their arguments.

The court asked the Islamabad Police chief to implement its order.  

According to procedure, police will have to arrest Musharraf but he can get bail immediately.