KARACHI- Sindh High Court (SHC) today reserved judgment on application pertaining to removal of Former President Pervez Musharraf's name from ECL till May 31, 2014.
The SHC divisional bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz Tariq heard the case. Attorney General (AG) Afzal Suleman told the court that allowing Musharraf to leave country was highly risky. "His chances to return in the country are too low. Hussain Haqqani left the country and despite numerous summonses by the court, he did not return," he added. He said Musharraf was indicted in the treason case and the court now could not grant him any concession.
Barrister Farogh Naseem, Musharraf's counsel, said he feared his client might be deprived of justice. Talking to journalists, he exclaimed, "This is not a treason case against Musharraf; it's an abrogation of Constitution." "Treason case against Musharraf is based on ill intentions. Court must deal
with him the same way it deals with others listed on ECL," he added.
He also revealed that Musharraf's medical reports clearly state that he cannot be treated in Pakistan.
"It is also clear from Musharraf's medical report that his backbone is fractured," he asserted. Naseem further said that the trial court clearly stated that Musharraf was free to travel.