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SHC hears Musharraf's ECL plea

KARACHI: A division bench of Sindh High Court heard a petition of former president Pervez Musharraf seeking removal of his name from the exit control list (ECL), ARY News reported on Wednesday.

Musharraf's counsel Barrister Farogh Naseem in his arguments before bench said that no court order exists regarding keeping his client's name in the ECL.

He said the special court didn't banned Pervez Musharraf's going out of the country and pleaded to the court to remove the name of his client from the exit control list.

Barrister Naseem said that the former president has been given bail in all cases against him.

He argued that the Supreme Court had ordered on April 8th to keep Musharraf's name in the ECL but later in its July 3rd decision the court didn't impose such restriction. He further argued that as per the law only the latest order of the court be treated as the final.

The court later adjourned the hearing of the case till May 13.

The federal government had over the court's notice had submitted its reply in SHC in which it questioned the jurisdiction of the Sindh High Court to hear the matter. The government also opposed removing the name of the former military ruler from the ECL while citing scores of high profile cases against him.

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