ISLAMABAD- Former President Pervez Musharraf currently facing high treason trial, today moved Sindh High court to seek lifting a travel ban on him as he wants treatment abroad, his lawyers said.
A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court admitted the petition for hearing and sought a reply from the federal government and summoned senior officials of the Interior Ministry and the country’s Federal Investigation Agency. The court will hear the government’s view on April 23, 2014.
Former military ruler Musharraf’s lawyer maintained that he also wants to visit his ailing mother in the United Arab Emirate.
Faroogh Nasim, a senior defence lawyer for Musharraf, argued before the court that no court has imposed restrictions on the movement of his client and that he should be allowed to go abroad.
A special court that hears the high treason case against Musharraf, has already turned down his request to remove his name from the ECL however he has now filed a petition in another court in Karachi.
The former President has got bails in high profile cases including the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, his lawyer further argued in the court. He requested the judges to hear the case on urgent basis.
The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has included Musharraf’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL).