Lawyer throws a shoe at former President Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan

A Pakistani lawyer was reported to have thrown a  shoe at former President Pervez Musharraf  as he was heading to court in Southern Pakistan. Musharraf faces legal charges after he returned to the country after four years in self-imposed exile.

Musharraf seized power in a military coup in 1999 but was forced to step down in 2008. He is disliked by many lawyers in the country because of his decision to suspend the chief justice while he was in office. According to witnesses, the lawyer tossed his shoe at Musharraf as the former President was walking down a hallway in the court building in the city of Karachi.

The lawyer has been detained but the government has not filed any charges against him. Throwing a show at someone is an insult in Muslim countries because the sole is considered unclean. The court has granted Musharraf an extension of pre-emptive bail against cases filed against him.

image source: AP

news source:  AP

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