Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended Sindh High Court’s judgment regarding removal of name of former President general retired Parvez Musharraf from the Exit Control List (ECL).
An apex court bench headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk admitted the appeal of the federation for hearing and declared that regular hearing of the case will start next week.
The former president had moved the Sindh High Court to remove his name so he may travel freely. The High court ruled that Musharraf’s name be removed albeit the court suspended the operation of its order for fifteen days during which time the government could appeal before the apex court.
In its appeal before the Supreme Court, the federal government maintained that Musharraf is the only accused in the treason case and there are other pending cases against him in courts, thus his name should not be removed from the ECL. The appeal stated that Musharraf should not be allowed to leave the country until cases against him are decided. Following Monday’s ruling, the former president’s name will remain on the ECL.
The post SC suspends SHC judgment of allowing Pervez Musharraf to travel abroad appeared first on Pakistan Press International.