New Delhi: Pakistan’s former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf got lucky again as he escaped another shoe attack in Pakistan’s Sindh High Court on Friday.

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A man lobbed a shoe at Musharraf when he appeared in a Pakistani Court, but it did not hit him.

The unidentified man hurled the shoe towards Musharraf while he was leaving the Sindh High Court after obtaining a 15-day extension of his pre-arrest bail in a series of cases.

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The shoe fell a few feet in front of the 69-year-old former military ruler, who was surrounded by security personnel and TV cameramen.

Footage on TV showed the shoe flying through the air and landing in a group of people in front of Musharraf.

It could not immediately be ascertained whether the man was detained.

Notably, Musharraf returned to Pakistan on Sunday last, ending four years of self-imposed exile. He returned to take part in the May 11 general elections despite a Taliban death threat.

Musharraf got a taste of dissent on Friday at the court’s premises as angry scenes were witnessed in the complex after a group of lawyers shouted slogans against the former military dictator. There were heated exchanges between lawyers and Musharraf supporters.

Musharraf's security guards rushed him out of the court complex.

Third time lucky

It was for the third time that the former Pakistan president came under the shoe attack.

In November 2011, a shoe was hit at Musharraf in London when he was addressing the Kashmiri community.

That was not the first time when he escaped the attack.

In February 2011, a man threw a shoe at Musharraf when he was addressing a gathering in London. The shoe fell in the front rows and failed to reach the stage.

Musharraf ruled Pakistan for nine years after taking power in a bloodless coup in 1999. He stepped down in 2008 and left Pakistan.


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