Rangers arrest man for throwing shoe on Musharraf

Rangers on Friday arrested an alleged man for throwing shoe on former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf as he was heading towards court.

An angry lawyer threw a shoe at former President Pervez Musharraf as he headed to court in Karachi on Friday to face legal charges following his return to the country after four years in self-imposed exile, police said.

Musharraf, who seized power in a military coup in 1999 but was forced to step down nearly a decade later, is disliked by many lawyers throughout Pakistan because of his decision to suspend the chief justice of the Supreme Court while he was in office.

The lawyer tossed his shoe at Musharraf as the former military strongman was walking down a hallway in the court building in the city of Karachi surrounded by a mob of security, supporters and journalists, said police official Nasir Aftab.

The shoe did not hit Musharraf, and the lawyer was not detained because no charges were filed against him, said Aftab.

Local TV channels showed video of the incident, but it was impossible to identify the show thrower because he was hidden behind part of the corridor.