ISLAMABAD – Amid trying to get his name removed from Exit Control List (ECL), the former President General (rtd) Pervez Musharraf has been summoned yet again by another local court on May 3 this time for the pending case of Lal Masjid’s cleric Ghazi Abdur Rasheed.
According to the court orders, the Additional Session Judge Wajid Ali rejected Musharraf’s petition seeking permanent exemption in Ghazi murder case.
During the hearing, Musharraf’s lawyer Akhtar Shah Advocate argued that Pervez Musharraf has serious security threats, as he recently escaped an attempt on his life made during shifting from hospital to Farmhouse residence due to jammers device and the explosion occurred after his convoy safely passed by.
The plaintiff Haroon Rashid’s lawyer Tariq Asad Advocate said that Pervez Musharraf could be produced in the court by making proper security arrangements. He also suggested that Pervez Musharraf’s trial could be held in the High Court building.
Continuing his argument, plaintiff’s lawyer said that Musharraf was also making his mother’s serious illness an excuse for escaping the trial. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also not allowed to attend his father’s funeral, he said.
He further said that Pervez Musharraf being given more security than the president and the prime minister and added even US president doesn’t get so much of security.
Later, the court allowed Musharraf’s exemption for today. However, his permanent exemption plea was rejected and summoned on May 3 next hearing.
Earlier, Musharraf was also summoned by one Anti-Terrorism Court on April 25 for the hearing of judging detention case.
Musharraf had submitted a plea in the Supreme Court of Pakistan for the removal of his name from ECL.
PakistanTribe reported that Nawaz Sharif only wanted his face saving in the pertaining issue. According to a senior journalist and media personality ‘Javed Chaudhry’ that middle way would be removing Musharraf’s name from ECL through a court order.