SC announces detailed judgment in Pervez Musharraf ECL case

10:05 PM | 1 Apr, 2016
SC announces detailed judgment in Pervez Musharraf ECL case
ISLAMABAD (Online) - Supreme Court (SC) has issued detailed judgment in the matter  of removal of former President Pervez Musharraf name from Exit Control List (ECL).

The decision said that government did not adopt any solid stance on removal of Pervez Musharraf name from ECL. Removing the name  from ECL or otherwise was the responsibility of executive .

Former president is facing several cases in the courts. Despite these cases no one including government, special court or any other court exercised their powers. Name of any one can not be placed in ECL on  likes or dislikes.

There should be a legal justification for placing the name in ECL Attorney General could not present any legal justification despite being asked repeatedly nor had he obtained any directive from the government.

According to media reports it was said in 13-page decision authored by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali that April 8,2013 order was interim. Interim order does not remain effective following the announcement of final decision. Decision given by Sindh High Court was according to law.