Former Pakistani dictator Musharraf granted bail
ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) - 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,” Mr 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. His fate has been subject to speculation since he became the first former army chief to be arrested this year, breaking an unwritten rule that the top ranks of the military are untouchable, even after they have retired.