The Sindh High Court has adjourned till May 7 former president Pervez Musharraf’s application seeking removal of his name from government’s Exit Control List (ECL).
A two-judge SHC bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz Tariq, heard the case today.
Musharraf’s counsel, Barrister Farogh Nasim and Attorney General of Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt appeared before the bench and gave their arguments.
The AG, who is representing the federal government in the case, was directed to file his formal reply over the plea. However, Salman Aslam requested the court that he should be given at least three weeks for filing of government’s response.
Barrister Farogh Nasim opposed the request, saying that no extra time should be given to the government since Musharraf’s 95 year old mother is critical and hospitalized in Sharjah, and that his client wanted to visit his mother as soon possible.