SC lifts foreign travel ban on Musharraf

ISLAMABAD – Upholding a previous decision of Sindh High Court, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday allowed former president Pervez Musharraf to go abroad for treatment.

As per details, the federal government filed a petition in the apex court challenging SHC verdict in Musharraf ECL case. The larger bench of the apex court delivered its brief verdict on Musharraf’s petition regarding removal of his name from exit control list (ECL).

During the hearing of the case, Musharraf’s lawyers informed the court that doctors has suggested his fusion surgery from abroad. In the ruling, the court upheld 2014 decision of a two-judge bench of SHC through which it had directed the federal government to remove Musharraf’s name from ECL.

The bench also rejected federal government’s plea seeking ban on travel of the former military ruler who is facing charges of high treason in Pakistan. The report was also submitted before the apex that was hearing.

Text of medical report presented in the court:

In the report, “General (r) Pervez Musharraf was admitted today in (Dr. Ziauddin) hospital. He was complaining of severe back pain and left leg radiculopathy and numbness. He has these episodes frequently for the last one month and was admitted twice in another hospital in Karachi…. On examination, his straight leg raise and tension sign was positive on the left side. There was weakness on the left dorsiflexion of the foot and he has altered sensation on the left foot as compared to the right…”

“Considering his severe pain in the lower back and left leg radiculopathy, we gave him an epidural injection single shot… His pain responded to some extent… This is a temperature management for his pain and in my opinion he needs fusion surgery…”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>