Pak's birthday gift to Mush an FIR

Interestingly, the development came on a day when Musharraf, who is in Europe as part of a long lecture tour, turned 66. The Secretariat police station in the heart of Islamabad registered the first information report on the orders of the local district and sessions court.

The court on Monday ordered police to register the case in response to a petition filed by a lawyer named Aslam Ghuman. Hakim Khan, the chief of the police station, told reporters that a case had been registered against Musharraf under the Pakistan Penal Code.

Other police officials said Musharraf could even be arrested on his return to the country or through Interpol.

Ghuman, who had in his petition sought legal action against Musharraf for placing over 60 judges and their families under house arrest during the 2007 emergency, told reporters that the federal government and the interior ministry should make arrangements for arresting Musharraf as a case had now been formally registered. “Interpol can also be approached to help arrest the culprit. This can be done even before Musharraf is declared a proclaimed offender by a court,” Ghuman said. Musharraf could approach the court to seek bail at any time, he added.

Musharraf is found guilty on the charge of illegally detaining judges, he could face a three-year jail term.

Taliban torch seven schools
Islamabad, PTI:
Taliban were back to their old barbaric ways as they torched at least seven schools, four of them girls, on Tuesday  in Malakand division, a day after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani assured students that the days of militant terror were over.

However, no one was hurt or injured in the arson.

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