Pervez Musharraf on House Arrest

    An election banner showing Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, is used as a curtain on a makeshift home in a Christian slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Musharraf appeared in court to seek bail in Benazir Bhutto's assassination case. Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered Musharraf to respond to allegations that he committed treason while in power, and barred him from leaving the country only weeks after he returned. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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    Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf was arrested and put under house arrest Thursday for his alleged involvement in the 2007 dismissal of several senior judges, one of whom was the chief justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court. Musharraf will stay at his farmhouse, with police security, for two days before being brought to anti-terrorism court. Musharraf looks forward to proving his innocence at trial. “These allegations are politically motivated, and I will fight them in the trial court, where the truth will prevail,” he said.

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