Pakistan court bars Musharraf from going abroad

Earlier court decision had allowed ex-PM Pervez Musharraf, who is facing charges in 4 high-profile cases, to leave Pakistan for medical treatment.

Pakistan court bars Musharraf from going abroad

World Bulletin / News Desk

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday suspended a high court judgment that had allowed former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf to go abroad for medical treatment.

The Sindh High Court on June 12 had ruled that General Musharraf, who is facing charges in four high-profile cases including treason, could go abroad for medical treatment and to visit his ailing mother in Dubai.

However, the court left the door open for the government to challenge its ruling within 15 days in the Supreme court, an opportunity that the ruling right-wing Pakistan Muslim League government took.

Musharraf is being tried for high treason for imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007 and suspending the constitution.

Musharraf is also facing trial in the murder cases of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto; former Chief Minister of the southwestern Baluchistan region Nawab Akbar Bugti; and Red Mosque cleric Abdul Rasheed Ghazi.

Last Mod: 23 Haziran 2014, 15:24
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