Petition in Pak Supreme Court to bar Musharraf from travelling abroad
Lahore, Mar 29 (ANI): A petition has been moved in the Lahore Registry of the Pakistan Supreme Court to put former President Pervez Musharraf's name on the Exit Control List (ECL).
Advocate Akmal Saleemi filed the application in an already pending constitutional petition, seeking action against Musharraf and others for killing of innocent students in a military operation launched against the Lal Masjid.
Dr Akmal stated that his main grievance was against Pervez Musharraf as he was the one who had ordered "surrender or die".
He said it had been learnt through reliable sources that he (Musharraf) was about to leave the country.
Dr Akmal said Musharraf might leave country for good so his name should be put on the Exit Control List and the pending petition in this regard be fixed before any appropriate bench of the SC at the earliest.
In his main petition, he also made federal interior secretary, district administration, Wafaq-ul-Madaris and Jamia Hafsa Scrutiny Committee respondents.
Dr Akmal contented that the military operation against Lal Masjid was barbaric and in violation of the constitution.
He also demanded formation of an inquiry committee consisting of retired judges of the Supreme Court to probe into the military operation. He said the attendance record of all students of Lal Masjid should also be sought.
Chief Justice Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took up Dr Akmal's petition in 2007 and notices were issued to respondents, but it had not been fixed for hearing so far. (ANI)