ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday extended the pre-arrest bail of former President Pervez Musharraf for another six days in a case pertaining to the house arrest of Supreme Court judges in 2007, SAMAA reported.

The former president had filed an interim bail plea in the court which was accepted today after hearing when he arrived at IHC amid high security.

The court also ordered Musharraf to submit security bonds of Rs500,000.

Earlier, the former army supremo and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) arrived in his bulletproof motorcade escorted by bodyguards and commandoes of Rangers and police.

Scores of his supporters were present in the court premises, carrying party flags in their hands raising slogans in his favor as opponent lawyers also recorded their protest during Musharraf’s arrival.

No untoward incident, however, happened during today’s court appearance.

Wearing a bullet proof jacket, Pervez Musharraf had to wait in his vehicle because of tea break in the Islamabad High Court proceedings.

The Supreme Court has been hearing five identical petitions against Musharraf seeking his trial under article 6 of the Constitution for imposing the state of emergency in 2007.

The former army chief returned last month after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to contest a May 11 general election despite the possibility of arrest on various charges and death threats from the Pakistani Taliban.

His nomination papers were rejected from three out of four constituencies where he filed the papers