The Sindh High Court on today started again hearing of former president Pervez Musharraf’s petition wanting the removal of his name from ECL. Attorney General (AG) Salman Aslam Butt appeared before a two-member bench and mentioned in his arguments that the former army chief couldn’t be allowed to depart Pakistan since his presence in the country is vital for treason case proceedings.
Attorney General said the orders to put Pervez Musharraf on ECL were issued by the Supreme Court; therefore, a travel ban on the accused couldn’t be lifted by the supreme court changed its verdict. The Govt already submitted its formal response to the court over the petition, and opposed the lifting of a travel ban on the former president.
The bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz Tariq, later adjourned the hearing till (Wednesday), allowing the AG to carry on his contention tomorrow.