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Court Lifts Travel Ban on Former Pakistani’s Leader, Musharraf

June 12, 2014

A court in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi on today ordered government to lift a travel ban on the country’s former Military ruler, Pervez Musharraf in 15 days’ time.

AFP indicated quoted the former ruler Counsel a Farogh Naseem.as saying “The court has allowed our appeal and ordered to strike down Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List. The order will be executed after 15 days.”

The delayed execution of the order “will give time to the government to appeal in a superior court if they so desire”, he added. Musharraf, 70, flew to Karachi in April to undergo medical tests.

He has said he wanted the travel ban lifted so that he could visit his sick mother in Dubai, but many in Pakistan see it as a ruse to flee the country and avoid the litany of criminal cases pressed against him between 1999 and 2008.

Musharraf was indicted for treason in March over his imposition of emergency rule in 2007 – a case seen as a test of civilian authority in a country long dominated by the military. He is also facing several murder cases.


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