Published On: Tue, Jan 7th, 2014
Published in Category: Court News / Islamabad

IHC disposes off the petition to restrain Mush in country

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has disposed off the petition filed to restrain former president Pervez Musharraf from going abroad from country. The petition was filed by ‘Lal Masjid Martyers Foundation’. On Monday the counsel of petitioner, advocate Tariq Asad appeared before the court and argued that several cases against Pervez Musharraf are under hearing in court so he should be restrained from going abroad.

He said, “Hussain Haqqani was central accused in memo gate scandal, Supreme Court (SC) had conditionally allowed him to go abroad, but now he is not appearing in court despite of court orders.”

Petitioner argued that similarly if Pervez Musharraf goes abroad from country, he will also not appear again, so court should enlist his name in Exit Control List (ECL).

On this Justice of IHC Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked, “You should approach the courts which have granted bail to former president.”

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui said it is not IHC’s authority to include or exclude the name of former president from ECL.

He remarked, “IHC cannot intervene in the jurisdiction of Special Court, however former president cannot leave the country without the permission of court.”

Justice Shaukat said it is the responsibility of those courts to ensure the presence of Musharraf which granted bail to him.