Former Pakistan President freed from house arrest

Pakistan has freed former president Pervez Musharraf from house arrest days after he was granted bail.

Former Pakistan President freed from house arrest

Pakistan has freed former president Pervez Musharraf from house arrest days after he was granted bail.

Prisons official Wajad Ali says jail staff were withdrawn from Mr Musharraf’s home on the outskirts of Islamabad.

Mr Ali said Mr Musharraf was now free to move around Pakistan. His lawyer has said he is still barred from leaving the country pending the court cases against him.

A court granted Mr Musharraf bail on Monday in a case involving his alleged role in the death of a radical cleric killed during a raid on a hasrdline mosque in Islamabad in 2007.

That paved the way for his release after the necessary paperwork.

Mr Musharraf has been granted bail in three other cases against him.

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