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Pakistan Police Arrest Former President Musharraf

Pakistani police have arrested former president Pervez Musharraf and have presented him before an Islamabad court.

Mr. Musharraf's arrest Friday comes a day after a Pakistani court rejected the former president's bail request and ordered his arrest for dismissing judges when he was in power in 2007.

The former president on Thursday had made a hasty retreat with his bodyguards from court after a judge ordered his arrest.

Mr. Musharraf seized power in a military coup in 1999. He was forced to step down in 2008, under threat of impeachment.

He 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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Generosity Overwhelms Quake-Stricken Nepal

Multimedia Quake Overwhelms Nepal

VOA's Steve Herman describes the scene in Kathmandu, where quake survivors persevere despite death toll, which now exceeds 4,300 More

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