In Abu Dhabi I have been glued to Geo TV, which is giving a live coverage of the arrest of General Musharaff. One can recollect that on 17 April General Musharaff had fled from the Islambad High Court, after the judge cancelled his bail and ordered his arrest. The General had fled to his farm house on the outskirts of Islamabad. As per commentator General Hamid Gul, ex -IS chief the General failed to win the support of General Kayani, Chief of Pakistan army and that prompted him to surrender in court today, 18 April 2013. General Musharaff haddriven to the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate Mr Abbas and surrendered. However a conccession was made when he wad taken into custody, in that he was not hand cuffed as is mandatory when a accused is arrested. General Gul in his comments also opined that Musharaff like a true soldier should not have run away from court, but bravely faced the charged. He also informed that Musharaff was his student and he was surprised at his cowardice. The news has just come in that for security reasons his house is classified as a sub-jail and the General will be held there. His opponents would have liked him to be sent to the civil jail in Islambad. However the woes of Musharaff have just begun. It must have been a harrowing time for him to appear before the Chief Metropolitan magistrate. His arrest was effected in court. His nomination papers for election to the Senate have already been rejected. In addition he faces 3 major charges of violating the constitution and murder of Benazir and Brooch leader Bugati. Musharaff has been given 2 days police custody by the court. In addition they have given transit remand to attend court proceedings. Musharaff had perhaps not bargained for all this when he landed from England. He has gravely miscalculated his importance and is paying a heavy price. The future looks dark and gloomy.