Pak Supreme court asked to book Musharraf on ECL

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Islamabad, Apr. 14 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has been asked to place former President General (r) Pervez Musharraf's name on the Exit Control List (ECL) by booking him in a treason case for abrogating the Constitution and damaging the judiciary.

In his petition under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court on fundamental rights, Advocate Fazal Ellahi Siddiqui has also requested to overturn the Court's judgment validating the November 3, 2007 emergency rule.

He also accuses former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar and 43 other judges of aiding and abetting the subversion of the Constitution by taking oath under the PCO courts.

It is third such petition that demands annulment of emergency rule following the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

Siddiqui's petition holds Musharraf, Zardari, the army chief, former chief justice Dogar and Justice (retd) Mohammad Nawaz Abbasi as respondents.

"The Americans, like in Musharraf's time, have also been given a free hand by President Zardari and fundamental rights of the people are being violated daily in tribal areas. A large number of people have suffered tremendous losses because of US drone attacks," the Dawn quotes Siddiqui's petition, as saying.

The petition said it had become a common phenomenon that the army intervened after every eight to 10 years, amended the Constitution to suit its needs and eventually to get its acts of omissions and commissions validated by the courts and parliament.

"The military commanders consider that the public will weep and wail for a few days, but after that they have to reconcile to the fait accompli," the petition said. (ANI)

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