- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pakistan’s former leader Pervez Musharraf and members of his security force made a speedy retreat from court Thursday, pushing past police and rushing to his car, after a judge revoked his bail and issued a call for his arrest.

Mr. Musharraf faces treason charges.

USA Today reported that video footage of the court scene was dramatic. Mr. Musharraf sped away, with a security team member hanging to the side of his black SUV. He fled to his compound outside Islamabad, complete with high walls, tower guards and razor-wire fencing, USA Today said.

Mr. Musharraf rose to power in 1999 with a military coup. He was forced from office in 2008, but tried last month for a political comeback. A court just ruled him ineligible to run, however, based on his ongoing scandals.

The case he fled on Thursday focused on his 2007 order to detain senior members of the court — judges, specifically — at the same time he suspended the country’s constitution, USA Today reported.