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Monday Mar 31, 2014
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AFP

Musharraf's petitions seeking travel abroad dismissed

By
AFP
ISLAMABAD: The special court constituted to hear the treason trial of former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf disposed of his petitions seeking to travel abroad.

The court ruled that the accused was free to move anywhere since the accused was not in custody.

The ruling said that the government not the special court had the authority to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL)as former had put the travel ban.

Meanwhile, sources said that the former dictator is expected to file an application with the Interior Secretary to get his name removed from the ECL.

During hearing, Barrister Farogh Nasim who appeared in court on behalf of Musharraf had filed petitions seeking approval for his client to travel abroad to see his ailing mother and seeking personal treatment in the US.

In its order the special court stated that Musharraf's name had been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) by the federal government not the court. The court order further said that the former president's name could be removed by from the ECL by the federal government.

Earlier before going on break, the court indicted Pervez Musharraf in the high treason trial and a six-point charge sheet was read to him which the accused Pervez Musharraf denied.
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