A man lobbed a shoe at former President Pervez Musharraf when he appeared in a Pakistani court here on Friday, but it did not hit him.

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

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 Mr. Musharraf.

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

Mr. Musharraf, who recently returned to Pakistan after nearly four years of self-exile, went to the court to seek extension of his pre-arrest bail. A bench extended the bail by 15 days.

This was not the first time that a shoe was hurled at Mr. Musharraf. In 2011, a man tried to hurl his shoe at him when he was addressing a gathering in Britain.

Angry scenes were witnessed in the court complex as a group of lawyers shouted slogans against Mr. Musharraf. There were heated exchanges between lawyers and Mr. Musharraf supporters.

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


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