IHC seeks Musharraf’s travel plan for Pakistan return

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KARACHI, PAKISTAN - MARCH 24: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses supporters during a rally after landing on Pakistani soil at Jinnah International airport on March 24, 2013 in Karachi, Pakistan. The former Pakistani president and military ruler returned to Pakistan after 4 years of self-imposed exile to participate in historic elections in May. Mr Musharraf has been granted protective bail in several cases, including conspiracy to murder which has paved his way allowing for his return amidst threats from the Taliban. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought the travel details of former military dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf for his return to Pakistan.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Amir Farooq sought the travel plan as it heard a petition filed by Musharraf’s lawyer challenging the formation of a commission by a special court hearing the high treason case for recording statement of the former military ruler.

During the hearing, the court ordered Musharraf’s legal counsel, Barrister Salman Safdar, to submit the travel details, directing him to travel to Dubai and bring back Musharraf.

Further, Justice Mohsin asked the lawyer to inform the bench about travel record and when Musharraf would be returning, while Justice Farooq remarked that the law regarding an absconder is clear.

The court assured the former president’s lawyer that complete security will be provided to his client.

Barrister Safdar sought more time after which the hearing was adjourned until the third week of December.