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.