Pakistan

Govt challenges SHC decision over Musharraf’s ECL plea

ISLAMABAD: The government has challenged the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) decision of removing the name of former president Pervez Musharraf from the exit control list (ECL) in the Supreme Court, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The government in its appeal against the high court verdict in the apex court pleaded that the matter could not come into the jurisdiction of the SHC.

The government plea further said that there were scores of cases against the former president in court and pleaded to the supreme court to reverse the SHC decision.

The high court had ordered removal of former president Musharraf’s name from the ECL.

A division bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz Tariq had announced the decision on a plea of former president.

The court, however, had said that the former president could not leave the country for 15 days. The court had given 15 days to the government to file appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court.

Pervez Musharraf in a petition in the Sindh High Court on Friday requested for permission to leave the country earlier. Barrister Farogh Naseem appealed to the court to allow his client to leave the country at the earliest to visit his ailing mother.

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