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Musharraf Under House Arrest Again

Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan has put former President Pervez Musharraf under house arrest a day after a court granted him bail.

Muhammad Rizwan, a senior official of the Islamabad police, told reporters on October 10 that Musharraf has been placed under house arrest in a case related to the 2007 raid on the capital's Red Mosque, which killed Islamist cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi.

On October 9, Pakistan's Supreme Court granted Musharraf bail in the 2006 killing of a separatist ethnic Baluch leader, Akbar Bugti.

The retired general faces an array of other court cases dating back to his 1999-2008 rule, including one relating to the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

He has been granted bail in three major cases against him.

The former president says the cases against him are politically motivated.

Based on reporting by dpa, AFP, Reuters