Police re-arrest Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf on new case

ISLAMABAD — Just a day after he was given bail in a case that was expected to release him from nearly six months of house arrest, police on Thursday once again arrested former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, said his spokesman and lawyer.

The former general has faced a roller coaster ride of legal troubles ever since his return to the country in March after four years in self-exile.

The fact that he's being held accountable like any other Pakistani citizen has undermined the once-inviolable position the powerful military has had in Pakistan society.

Musharraf appeared to get a respite from his legal problems Wednesday when a Pakistani court gave him bail in one of three cases in which he had been arrested. Since he had already been given bail in the other two cases, he would be allowed to go free as soon as the paperwork was filed, said his lawyers at the time.

They even spoke of him going to visit his ailing mother in Dubai.

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