ISLAMABAD – At least one media house in Pakistan is claiming that present Army Chief General Raheel Sharif wanted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to let go of former president Pervez Musharraf.
According to a report published in Pakisani stalwart Express Tribune, the army chief and director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) convened an informal meeting with the premier.
The report claimed that the meeting with the top military brass and country’s premier was in fact an informal consultation session regarding the fate of General (rtd) Pervez Musharrad who had been indicted for the crimes of high treason.
There was no official release regarding the high-level meeting between the prime minister and army chief. The ET, however, cited an anonymous source confirming the development.
PakistanTribe, yesterday, reported that the leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was divided into two groups over the issue of removing former president Pervez Musharraf’s name from Exit Control List (ECL).
PakistanTribe also reported that the advocate Farogh Naseem had convened a meeting with Pervez Musharrafin which he informed the former military strongman that his name would be removed from ECL within a week.
Moreover, the special court – giving verdict over plea to travel abroad – said that only government could decide on Musharraf’s travel outside Pakistan as it was the government that included his name in the ECL. Court also mentioned Musharraf has not been barred to move free. He is not under arrest. Government cannot stop him from travelling abroad only by considering his under process trial in the Special Court.