Report about consultation with COAS on Musharraf’s ECL request is misleading: Rashid

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ISLAMABAD

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Thursday denied reports that the government’s decision to reject the request of Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL) was taken after consultations with Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif.
“The case of General Pervez Musharraf is sub judice and currently proceedings are before a court of competent jurisdiction. As such, any leading or conclusive public announcements or prejudgments would be a violation of legal norms and the principles of equity and justice,” he added.
The minister said that some of the statements and interviews, appearing in a section of media in this context, are therefore unwarranted and unnecessary.
The government believed that the Pakistan Army was a national institution and dignity of this institution could be compromised in any manner, whatsoever, he added.
“Any insinuation, oblique or direct remarks about the institution are therefore regrettable,” Rashid said.