ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court rejected a petition submitted by Haroon Rasheed Ghazi, a son of the slain Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Rashid Ghazi, which sought to add Musharraf’s name to the Exit Control List, it was learnt.
The court said that the former president was already under custody of police, adding that it was the Interior Ministry’s responsibility to add names to the ECL. Earlier, the bench led by acting Chief Justice of the IHC Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan while adjourning the hearing had reserved its judgment.
In his petition Ghazi had claimed that the Aabpara police station in Islamabad was investigating Musharraf for ordering the Lal Masjid operation in 2007, and therefore he should be barred from leaving the country as the former dictator may not return again if he was allowed to leave .
Meanwhile, an Islamabad sessions court hearing the Lal Masjid cleric’s murder case sent the former military strongman on a 14-day judicial remand.
The court had earlier rejected the request of Islamabad police seeking physical remand of former president Gen (retired) Pervez Musharraf.
Police had submitted a request seeking five-day-remand of the former dictator over the case pertaining to the alleged murder of cleric Ghazi Abdul Rasheed and his wife during the Lal Masjid military operation. internews