Pakistan: Court lifts travel ban on Musharraf

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March 17, 2016
Business Standard [India]    
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"In a relief to Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's Supreme Court today rejected the government's plea to continue a travel ban on the former military ruler who is facing trial in a number of cases, including for high treason. The court ruled that there was no legal bar on foreign travel by 72-year-old Musharraf unless he is stopped by the federal government. ... The issue of Musharraf's foreign travel arose when the government launched a high treason case against him in 2013 for suspending the constitution in 2007. The government in April, 2014 banned Musharraf's foreign travels but the Sindh High Court in Karachi rejected the ban in a decision in June, 2014, which was challenged by the government in the Supreme Court." (03/16/16)  

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