Nisar says former president has promised to return in four to six weeks
ISLAMABAD – Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said the government had allowed former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf to travel abroad to seek medical attention after the Supreme Court lifted a ban on his foreign travel yesterday.
“The government has decided to allow Musharraf to travel abroad for treatment. He [Musharraf] has also committed he will face all cases against him in court,” he said.
“Musharraf has promised to return in four to six weeks,” he added. The minister said Musharraf’s lawyers had formally asked the government to allow foreign travel to the former president.
“Following his lawyers’ application, the government has decided – in light of the decision taken by the apex court – to allow Musharraf to travel abroad for treatment.”
The apex court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Musharraf’s foreign travel by upholding a June 12, 2014, Sindh High Court order that called for removing his name from the Exit Control List.