Musharraf wants to see mother at earliest Former president Pervez Musharraf appealed SHC to lift travel ban at the earliest.
On June 12, the Sindh High Court passed a verdict to strike down Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) after 15 days giving opponents time to file appeal against the decision in Supreme Court. Musharraf’s lawyer Farogh Naseem appealed to the court today to lift travel ban at the earliest to visit his mother. Speaking to media, Naseem said that he hopes SHC makes the decision regarding Musharraf’s early departure by tomorrow as his mother’s health is deteriorating. Earlier, Musharraf’s lawyer Chaudhry Faisal Hussain from Islamabad told that he would submit a letter, received from the former president, to the office of interior secretary today, asking him to remove Musharraf’s name from ECL and letting him to leave the country in view of the Sindh High Court’s ruling on June 12. “Fair play demands that the government may permit me to travel abroad, considering that my mother is seriously ill in the UAE and her condition is deteriorating,” the letter from Musharraf states. “The doctors have confirmed that the fracture in my own backbone is not treatable in Pakistan,” Musharraf said in his letter. The letter also states that SHC orders has been self-executory in nature and its operation has been suspended for 15 days.