ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed former president, General (r) Pervez Musharraf to submit his reply on whether he would return to Pakistan or not, by October 11th.
While hearing a case regarding the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) on Tuesday, the court remarked that the former president would not be arrested until he appears before the supreme court.
Chief justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar while heading a three member bench also assured the counsel for Musharraf, Akhter Shah that Rangers would be deployed for safeguarding the former president.
Shah argued that too many cases have been filed against Pervez Musharraf upon which the top judge remarked that the apex court would summon the record of each and every case, clarifying the ‘Musharraf should return as he is a valiant commander’.
The counsel for the for military-chief-turned-president argued that Musharraf was suffering from an ailment of serious nature, and he was also not able to see him.
‘A report can be submitted before the court in this regard as well,’ argued Shah.
The chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar also observed that if Musharraf was suffering from the ache in the back, he would be provided treatment in Pakistan as well.
It is pertinent to mention that Musharraf’s counsel in last hearing argued that former military dictator can not appear before the court as he is to weak owing to health issues.