Musharraf files interim bail plea ahead of return to Pakistan
Karachi, Mar. 22 : Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has filed an interim bail plea, two days before embarking on his journey back to Pakistan.
Musharraf had announced earlier this month that he would return to Pakistan on March 24, after almost five years of self-imposed exile, reports The News.
According to sources, Musharraf's daughter, Aila Raza has filed the interim bail plea on behalf of her father who is presently in Dubai.
Three different petitions relating to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination case, Akbar Bugti murder case and judges case have landed in Sindh Registrar's office.
Last week, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani said Musharraf should be arrested as soon as he arrived in the country and be tried in the courts on treason charges, as ordained by a Senate resolution that was passed against him last year.
Musharraf seized power in a 1999 coup and resigned in 2008 when his allies lost a vote and a new government threatened him with impeachment. He left the country a year later.
The former army general faces the possibility of arrest in Pakistan on charges that he failed to provide adequate security to Bhutto before her assassination in 2007.
Musharraf has appointed Barrister Salman Safdar and AQ Halipota as his counsels.