When Will Musharraf Return, Asks CJP

When Will Musharraf Return, Asks CJP

Islamabad (September 25, 2018): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday questioned when former president Pervez Musharraf will return to the country.

In response to the chief justice’s question, the former president’s counsel, Akhtar Shah, said, “Musharraf can return if restrictions are not imposed on his travel.”

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To this, the chief justice remarked, “His name has not been removed from the Exit Control List.”

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar assured Ex-President, Pervez Musharraf about the security of rangers upon his arrival.

During the hearing, the top judge directed former president Pervez Musharraf to record his statement in National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case.

CJP assured to provide Rangers security to the ex-president on his arrival in Pakistan and also directed to facilitate him with the doctor of his choice.Won’t ask about assets from Musharraf, he affirmed.

CJP has also ordered to reopen former army general’s farmhouse in Chak Shahzad.

Meanwhile, responding to a question related to Musharraf’s return, defence lawyer said that his client is not a coward man.

Court asked to submit reply about Musharraf’s return within a week.Musharraf Refuses To Return Pakistan Due To IllnessEarlier on August 28, Akhter Shah, the lawyer of former president Pervez Musharraf told the court that his client can’t appear before the court due to illness in Dubai.

“Doctors bar Musharraf to travel due to illness,” the former dictator’s lawyer told the special court during the hearing of high treason case against Pervez Musharraf.

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He informed the court that security threats were another reason behind the decision to not return to Pakistan.

“Musharraf binds interior ministry security for his return to Pakistan,” Musharraf counsel told the court.

Mr Musharraf, 74, who has been in exile in Dubai and London since 2016, is facing several cases in the Supreme Court and high courts, including one for treason for allegedly subverting the constitution.Background Of Case:

Nominating Musharraf, Zardari and Qayyum as respondents, petitioner Feroz Shah Gilani had requested the court in April to order recovery of ‘huge amounts of public money’ misappropriated and wasted by them through unlawful means ‘already on record in different judgments of the Supreme Court and high court’.

He had contended that Musharraf subverted the Constitution by declaring emergency followed by the promulgation of the NRO, through which criminal and corruption cases against politicians, including Zardari, were “arbitrarily withdrawn”.

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