SHC order to remove Musharraf’s name from ECL challenged

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Saturday challenged the Sindh High Court (SHC) decision to remove the name of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf from the Exit Control List (ECL) in the Supreme Court.

In its appeal the federal government has maintained that Musharraf is the only accused in the treason case and there are other pending cases against him in courts, thus his name should not be removed from the ECL. The appeal states that Musharraf should not be allowed to leave the country until cases against him are decided.

Earlier, SHC had ordered the government to remove former president General (retd) Parvez Musharraf’s name from ECL. However, the court had granted 15 days time to federal government for filing an appeal in Supreme Court against the order.

SHC two-member bench comprising of Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz Tariq had issued the order, following the hearing of Musharraf’s plea for the removal of his name from the ECL.