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Musharraf to Remain Under House Arrest Until April 30

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Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, center, leaves after appearing in court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, April 17, 2013.

Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, center, leaves after appearing in court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, April 17, 2013.

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has placed former president Pervez Musharraf under house arrest until April 30 in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

The court in Rawalpindi ordered the former military ruler's arrest Friday. Musharraf appeared in court under tight security.

The former president is facing allegations he failed to provide adequate security to prevent the assassination of former prime minister Bhutto. Musharraf has denied involvement in the plot to kill her. Nobody has been convicted or jailed in the case.

Musharraf is already under house arrest at his residence on the outskirts of Islamabad on charges stemming from his firing of top judges when he was in power in 2007.

Musharraf lived in self-imposed exile for about four years before returning to Pakistan late last month with plans to run for parliament in general elections next month. Since his return, courts have ruled him ineligible for the poll.
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