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Musharraf gets bail, still under protection

Updated: 2013-11-08 08:19
By Agence France-Presse in Islamabad ( China Daily)

Pakistan formally freed former ruler Pervez Musharraf from house arrest on Thursday after a court granted him bail in the last criminal case against him.

But the retired general remains under heavy guard in his villa on the edge of Islamabad because of serious threats to his life.

The Taliban have threatened to kill Musharraf, who as president allied Islamabad with Washington in the US "war on terror" following the 9/11 attacks.

Musharraf gets bail, still under protection