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Musharraf becomes the butt of twitterati's jokes after he flees court

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, April 18, 2013
First Published: 12:54 IST(18/4/2013) | Last Updated: 13:39 IST(18/4/2013)

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday became a twitter trend after he fled from the premises of the Islamabad high court after his bail application in the judges detention case was cancelled.

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Local TV broadcast footage of the dramatic scene in which Musharraf jumped into a black SUV and escaped as a member of his security team hung to the side of the vehicle.

This week has gone from bad to worse for Musharraf, who seized power in a military coup in 1999 and spent nearly a decade in power before being forced to step down in 2008. He returned last month after four years in self-imposed exile to make a political comeback. Read: Pakistan court orders arrest, Musharraf flees

Twitterati swung into action after Musharraf's 'escape' and jokes have flooded the networking site. Here are some tweets that caught out attention.

 


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