The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued on Tuesday, a detailed verdict on a case regarding the removal of the name of former president Pervez Musharraf from the Exit Control List (ECL).
In the four-page order, written by Justice Nasirul Mulk, the top court raised five questions and asked for an expert advice on these:
1) Was the court’s April 8, 2013, decision interim?
2) On the basis of integration of law, was the interim decision included in the final decision?
3) Can the Sindh High Court (SHC) suspend the April 5, 2013, decision to put Musharraf’s name on the ECL?
4) Can Musharraf be allowed to travel abroad without changing the court order?
5) Is the government’s decision to put Musharraf’s name on the ECL according to the 2010 rules?
On June 23, the top court had suspended the SHC’s ruling on June 12 in which the court removed the travel ban on the former president. The SHC on its ruling on June 12, allowed former president to visit his ailing mother.