Special Court considering to allow Pervez Musharraf to travel abroad

Pervez Musharraf

ISLAMABAD – The Special Court is considering to send Pervez Musharraf abroad for medical reasons and/or for seeing his ailing mother in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to the details gathered from the court correspondents, the lawyer of former president Pervez Musharraf – Advocte Farogh Naseem – submitted two separate appeals in the court seeking permission for his client to travel abroad.

One application sought permission for Musharraf to travel to Sharajah where his ailing mother was admitted in a hospital. Second application sought permission for Musharraf to travel to US for his own treatment. With the second application, Farogh Naseem had submitted the medical report of his client as well stating ‘this is a secret report’.

The court adjourns the hearing until 2 pm today.

Earlier, Pervez Musharraf was indicted for high treason.

Expert Opinion

The former judge of Supreme Court, Justice Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui, said that as now Musharraf had been indicted so the court could grant him immunity from court appearances. He said that trial could continue in Musharraf’s absence as well. Court could consider sending him abroad for some valid reasons provided a strong guarantee was provided.

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