ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lead federal government has jumped in to cut the wings of former President General (rtd) Pervez Musharraf.
The federal government challenged the decision of the Sindh High Court (SHC) to remove former president Pervez Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) in the Supreme Court.
In the appeal, the government has requested to suspend the SHC’s decision. It has asked the Supreme Court to stop Musharraf from traveling abroad. However, the reasons could not become known until now.
On June 12, the SHC had ordered the removal of Musharraf’s name from the ECL but had suspended this order for around two weeks giving the federal government time to appeal against the decision before the Supreme Court.
Following the high court’s order, Musharraf filed a petition in the SHC requesting permission to leave the country at the earliest to visit his ailing mother.
The former president is involved in 12 cases and faces treason charges for subverting and circumventing the Constitution by imposing emergency on November 3, 2007. The federal government had placed his name on the ECL, stating he might try to abscond.