Sindh High Court allows Pervez Musharraf to fly abroad
KARACHI: Sindh High Court has ordered removal of former president Pervez Musharraf’s name from government’s Exit Control List (ECL).
A two-member bench comprising Justice Shahnwaz Tariq and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar announced a brief ruling, allowing the former army chief to fly abroad.
In its ruling, the bench said federal government can file an appeal against the ruling within 15 days; therefore, the decision will be effective after 15 days.
Musharraf had filed an appeal in the SHC seeking removal of travel ban to visit his ailing mother in Dubai and get treatment abroad; however, the federal government has refused to allow him, on the grounds that he is facing treason charges.
The 70-year-old Musharraf was indicted in March on charges relating to his imposition of emergency rule in late 2007. The ex-general, who seized power in 1999 and resigned in 2008, has pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.