Islamabad: Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf, indicted on treason charges, has asked the government to lift travel ban on him so that he can go abroad for treatment and meet his ailing mother.
In a hurriedly called press conference last evening,
Musharraf's new counsel Farogh Naseem said an application has been filed with the Interior Ministry asking it to remove the name of the 70-year-old former president from the Exit Control List (ECL).
“There has been no movement on it yet,” Naseem told PTI when asked about the status of the application. Sources in Musharraf's legal team expressed confidence that things will move forward. They said the application was moved last evening.
Naseem said the special court did not reject any of their applications rather ruled Musharraf is not in its custody and he is a free man.
The court yesterday said it did not have power to remove Musharraf's name from the ECL and that a review can be done by the federal government.