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Nisar meets PM Nawaz, discusses situation after Musharraf's indictment

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has met the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and discussed with him recent development in General (R) Pervez Musharraf's trial – ARY News reports.

According to details, the meeting took place at the PM House here on Monday, where Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan briefed the Prime Minister about the proceedings of the trial against the former President, under the article-6 of the constitution.

Both the personalities also exchanged their views on the situation after the indictment of General (R) Pervez Musharraf.

Earlier today, the special court, hearing treason case against Pervez Musharraf, rejected the plea of the former president to leave the country to see his ailing mother in Dubai.

The Special Court observed it had not enlisted Musharraf’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL). The court said Mr. Musharraf could now contact a relevant forum (i.e: Interior Ministry) to get his name removed from the ECL or seek permission to go abroad.

The court said it did not impose ban on Musharraf from travelling abroad. Federal government is the appropriate authority to remove Musharraf's name from the ECL, maintained the Special Court.

The court remarked that Pervez Musharraf abrogated the constitution after imposing emergency in the country in November 2007. Musharraf refused to accept the charges against him.

"I would like to ask where is the justice for me in the Islamic republic of Pakistan … I have only given to this country and not taken anything," Musharraf said. "I prefer death to surrender."

The former military ruler had appointed Barrister Farogh Naseem as defence counsel for the hearing  as other lawyers of Musharraf had boycotted the court proceedings.

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Nisar meets PM Nawaz, discusses situation after Musharraf's indictment

by Kashif Imran