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.
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.
Story of Pervez Musharraf: Was in Ctrl ?. Had to Shift ?. Tried to Return ?. Now fleeing to Esc ?.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 18, 2013
Pervez Musharraf ran away after court ordered his arrest.Sanjay dutt unhappy with his own presence of mind.— Mango Guy (@PUNchayat) April 18, 2013
Q: What's the difference between Pervez Musharraf and Himmatwala?A: Himmatwala never ran.— Cherukuri Vinod (@vinodcherukuri) April 18, 2013
Breaking: Musharraf gets caught after accidentally logging into Foursquare and revealing his location.— Dymaxion Discourse (@shashank_ayyar) April 18, 2013
Musharraf contemplating signing some Bollywood Movies and then pleading for time to surrender on Humanitarian grounds!!— suril jhaveri (@suril1969) April 18, 2013
When the going gets rough, the Musharraf gets going.— TheComicProject (@thecomicproject) April 18, 2013
Justice Katju won't advocate for Musharraf; he's not a movie star he says. #fakingnews
— Prateek Yadav (@theprateekyadav) April 18, 2013
(With inputs from agencies)