KARACHI: A Court on Monday adjourned a hearing into a travel ban against former military chief Pervez Musharraf, his lawyer said, a day after the government announced it would try him for treason.
The former general applied last week to be removed from the government’s “exit control list” that stops him leaving Pakistan, to go and visit his sick mother in Dubai.
The Sindh High Court in Karachi put off considering Musharraf’s exit control list application until November 22, after the government’s attorney-general failed to attend court, lawyer A.Q. Hallipota said.
The decision to try Musharraf for treason, announced live on TV by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, puts the country’s civilian leaders on an unprecedented collision course with the all-powerful military.
It comes after Musharraf was granted bail in other cases against him, stoking rumours a deal for his departure could be imminent.