Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday extended the pre-arrest bail of former President Pervez Musharraf for another six days in a case pertaining to the house arrest of Supreme Court judges in 2007.

The former president had filed an interim bail plea in the court which was accepted today after hearing when he arrived at IHC amid high security.

The court also ordered Musharraf to submit security bonds of Rs500,000.

Earlier, the former army supremo and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) arrived in his bulletproof motorcade escorted by bodyguards and commandoes of Rangers and police.

Scores of his supporters were present in the court premises, carrying party flags in their hands raising slogans in his favor as opponent lawyers also recorded their protest during Musharraf's arrival.

No untoward incident, however, happened during  court appearance.

The Supreme Court has been hearing five identical petitions against Musharraf seeking his trial under article 6 of the Constitution for imposing the state of emergency in 2007.

The former army chief returned last month after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to contest a May 11 general election despite the possibility of arrest on various charges and death threats from the Pakistani Taliban.

His nomination papers were rejected from three out of four constituencies where he filed the papers.  NNI

Supreme Court directs FIA to seize OGRA’s CNG licence record

ISLAMABAD, April 12 (INP): The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to seize all record of CNG licences issued by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) reported.

The court, while hearing the case today, delayed the action against Director General OGRA Moazam Hussain and adjourned the hearing till 15th April.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry observed that DG OGRA deliberately concealed the facts. “He is trying to be over smart but it will not work here.”

The apex court directed FIA to take the five years record of CNG licences into custody.