SC refers Musharraf’s ECL case to larger bench


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to refer the case of former President Gen Pervez Musharraf regarding removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL) to the larger bench.


The chief justice remarked that the court would announce a verdict after hearing arguments of both parties on Wednesday.

He also clubbed the government and Musharraf’s petition, and remarked that the court would hear both applications simultaneously.

The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case filed by the former president seeking removal of his name from the ECL.

During the course of proceedings, Dr Farogh Nasim, counsel for the former president, submitted a fresh medical report of Pervez Musharraf. He said that his client was suffering from a disease whose treatment was not possible in Pakistan.

He said that the apex court in its interim order on July 3, 2013 stopped the former president from traveling abroad but the same was not mentioned in the main order and the matter was put on the government’s shoulders to decide the matter.

He said that the Sindh High Court allowed the former president to travel abroad but the Interior Ministry challenged the decision in the apex court, which annulled the verdict.

Later, further hearing of the case was adjourned till Wednesday.