Pakistan

Govt seeks early hearing of plea against SHC Musharraf verdict

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench on Monday heard the appeal of the government against the Sindh High Court’s verdict about removing former president Musharraf’s name from the exit control list (ECL), ARY News reports.

Attorney General pleaded to the court for early hearing of the federal plea. He said if the SHC given its verdict over a review petition of the former president Musharraf earlier than he will leave the country.

Justice Saqib in his remarks said that the court has nothing to do with the nature of the decision over the review petition. Whether the matter relates with Musharraf or a common man it is same for the court,the judge observed.

The court sent the matter to the Chief Justice recommending hearing of the matter within a week.

Sindh High Court

The Chief Justice of Sindh High Court has constituted a division bench for hearing of the review petition of Pervez Musharraf.

The bench will hear the case on Wednesday June 18.

Former president Pervez Musharraf in a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday requested for permission to leave the country earlier.

The high court in a recent decision had ordered the removal of Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) after 15 days granting the government time to appeal against the court decision.

Barrister Farogh Naseem, Musharraf’s counsel, had appealed to the court to allow the former president to leave the country at the earliest to visit his ailing mother.

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