KARACHI: The Sindh High Court accepted Former President Pervez Musharraf’s application to extend his interim bail for up to 21 days on Friday, reported Express News.
Musharraf was also granted bail-before-arrest for 21 days in the murder cases of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti. His bail in the illegal sacking of judges was extended for 15 days.
Judge Sajjad Ali Shah posted bail at 300,000 rupees in the cases.
The court, however, restrained him from travelling abroad.
Musharraf, who was previously granted interim bail for 10 days, went to renew his bail application on Friday.
The former president said he was satisfied with the court's decision and respects the judiciary and will face all cases against him the courts.
Security forces such as the police and rangers had been deployed around the high court in preparation for Musharraf’s arrival. Upon arrival, Musharraf was greeted by protesting lawyers who also got in to a fight as they chanted slogans against him.
One angry protester also tried to throw a shoe at the former dictator.
Security was tightened since and more rangers were deployed in the area. Civilians are no longer allowed in the court till the hearing is over.
Musharraf arrived in Karachi on March 24, to contest the upcoming general elections under the banner of his party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).