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Musharraf travel curb to be lifted in 15 days: SHC

Updated Jun 12, 2014 01:10pm
Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. — File photo
Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. — File photo

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday in a short order said that the name of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf be removed from the exit control list (ECL) after 15 days.

The ruling was issued by a two-judge bench of the SHC comprising Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz following the hearing of Musharraf's request for the removal of his name from the ECL.

The bench stated that parties opposing the ruling could approach the Supreme Court during the next 15 days, adding that Musharraf cannot leave the country during that period.

Examine: Centre questions SHC authority over Musharraf travel ban case

While talking to media representatives, Musharraf’s counsel Barrister Farogh Nasim said the federal government’s permission was not a requisite for Musharraf before travelling abroad.

Nasim said that the government could strike off Musharraf’s name from the ECL within 15 days, and within the said time limit the court’s ruling would be enforced.

The attorney further said that the former president would certainly return to Pakistan in case he went abroad, adding he would also get his name cleared from allegations pressed against him.

Nasim said that the right to a clean trial should not be flouted.

Also read: Govt rejects Musharraf's petition to strike name off ECL

Earlier on May 29, the court had reserved its ruling on Musharraf's plea after his counsel Barrister Farogh Naseem and Attorney General Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt concluded their arguments.

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Comments (36) Closed

Jun 12, 2014 12:02pm

..And the end game begins. Govt. takes it to the supreme court and the supreme court will not allow it..

Jun 12, 2014 12:05pm

Long Live Pervez Musharraf. He is the most patriotic & loyal person pakistan ever had in the government.

Jun 12, 2014 12:06pm

I believe i can fly....

Yasser Masood
Jun 12, 2014 12:10pm

So he's off the list yet can't travel abroad, the ball is back in the Supreme Court. Considering the state of the country, it's best to move on and fix issues concerning the common man.

Jun 12, 2014 12:14pm


Jun 12, 2014 12:17pm

Yeah remove it! Airports are a mess! He cant leave anyway.

Jun 12, 2014 12:23pm

keep an eye on Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz's lifestyle!

Jun 12, 2014 12:24pm

So happy to see some positive development in Mr. Musharraf's case. All the very Best Sir!

Jun 12, 2014 12:28pm

Long Live the General! For he is the answer to all of Pakistan's current issues. The bravest man in Pakistan who tackled issues head on and without fear! Long Live the General!

Jun 12, 2014 12:33pm

When politics trumps never a good sign.

Jun 12, 2014 12:36pm

I wish to see Musharraf era of peace and prosperity back. He is an honest and visionary leader. He is the one who dealt the terrorists with iron hand and eliminated Lal Masjid terrorists.

Jun 12, 2014 12:37pm

Pakistan needs brave man like him to sort out the mess the corrupt politicians make under the disguise of democracy. There is no democracy in Pakistan it is just a tool for corrupt people to make money.

Jun 12, 2014 12:40pm

is Mr Musharraf who needs to be restrained... in my opinion our runaway judiciary is badly in need of restraint....being played in the hand of our government...

Jun 12, 2014 01:13pm

Pls go away and never come back to this insane country.

Jun 12, 2014 01:14pm

He is more patriotic and loyal than Nawaz and Shehbaz so he should be free to move every where.

Abdul razzak surahio
Jun 12, 2014 01:21pm

its better for the government not to appeal against SHC ruling in supreme will further escalate the tension between civil military leadership...just follow the ruling and go ahead for the other major issues of the country..

Jun 12, 2014 01:29pm

Very diplomatic decision !

Jun 12, 2014 01:51pm

Enough time to drag him in some other case,

Jun 12, 2014 01:53pm

Musharraf is pride of Pakistan We love him

Muhammed Ali
Jun 12, 2014 03:03pm

@Zaka I agree 100% with you brother, long live the general, Musharraf is a true Pakistani and we cannot say we have many of those sadly..the rest are just out to get what they can...

Muhammad Taha Dnaish
Jun 12, 2014 03:43pm

Bravo Bravo, Long life Sir Musharraf..........,,,,,,,,.. :) ;)

Jun 12, 2014 03:54pm

Pervez Musharrf, if he is a real solider of Pakistan should come back and face continuation of his trail, if not then....

mohammad shafique
Jun 12, 2014 04:00pm

judges would be insane to let him go

Jun 12, 2014 04:03pm

I would love to see Musharraf era of peace and prosperity back. He is an honest and visionary leader. Long live General SB.

event horizon
Jun 12, 2014 04:16pm

What a judgment by SHC. The court should say what it wants to say. Why make Supreme Court a party to the case? But then it is Pakistan's judiciary. Not any different from other functions!!!

Naseer Ansari
Jun 12, 2014 04:33pm

@Dawood I fully edorse the comment.

Jun 12, 2014 05:05pm

@Shahid he is father of all terrorist!!!!

Jun 12, 2014 05:39pm

It has been an awful waste of money so far.It has just shown charging Army Generals in future will not stick , Pakistan has to face the realities of life in Pakistan, IT IS THE ARMY THAT RULES THE COUNTRY, politicians are just Muppets.

malikpur janderbari
Jun 12, 2014 05:43pm

@Dawood : he is the mother of all evils in Pakistan. this man destroyed the country....... and still is becoming a cause of destabilizing the country ....

M. Johri ---canada
Jun 12, 2014 05:55pm

@Abdul razzak surahio For sure, it will be stupid on part of Nawaz & co. to do so. This government is in deep trouble at this time. People are talking about REVOLT which is on it's way.

K Alam
Jun 12, 2014 06:49pm

A political decision by the judges, ping pong between judiciary and govt. continues.

sultan pervez
Jun 12, 2014 07:23pm

Musharraf should've been freed months ago. He has done nothing wrong. Why don't the judges understand he is innocent.

Jun 12, 2014 09:21pm

Great news , Musharraf Zindabad!!

Jun 12, 2014 09:51pm

My appeal to President Musharraf is, don't come back if you are allowed to leave. This Country will never value a true Leader like you. We have betrayed each and every leader like yourself. May Allah grant President Musharraf and his family health and happiness always. Ameen

Jun 13, 2014 12:15am

Musharraf is a great patriot. Fought well. Great soldier. Kayoties of Noon tried to hunt a lion.

Maqsood Ahmad
Jun 13, 2014 02:29am

Wow, how do you decide that he can leave the country without facing the justice?

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