Following former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf's return to Pakistan this week after four years of self-imposed exile and his subsequent arrest, on Saturday a judge effectively place Musharraf under house arrest for two weeks.
A Pakistani judge on Saturday ordered former military ruler Pervez Musharraf be held in custody for two weeks until the next hearing in a case related to his 2007 decision to sack and detain several judges.
The police then declared Musharraf's lavish country residence a jail, paving way for him to be taken and held there under what is essentially house arrest.
The development is the latest act in the drama surrounding Musharraf that erupted earlier this week and climaxed with his arrest Friday after a speedy escape from another court hearing.
The former general, who seized power in a coup and ruled Pakistan for nearly a decade, has seen his fortunes plummet since he returned in March after four years in self-imposed exile.
The arrest of such a prominent military figure in a country that has experienced three coups has unsettled Pakistan at a time when it is preparing for historic elections on May 11.
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