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Musharraf seeks Pak SC’s permission to fly abroad for medical treatment

Supporters of Pakistan's head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party and former President Pervez Musharraf, chant slogans during a protest demanding a fair trial for him, in Karachi February 21, 2014. Musharraf is facing treason charges in a special court in Islamabad. The charges relate to his imposition of a state of emergency in 2007, when he was manoeuvring to extend his rule in the face of growing opposition from the public and the judiciary. 
REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Supporters of Pakistan's head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party and former President Pervez Musharraf, chant slogans during a protest demanding a fair trial for him, in Karachi February 21, 2014. Musharraf is facing treason charges in a special court in Islamabad. The charges relate to his imposition of a state of emergency in 2007, when he was manoeuvring to extend his rule in the face of growing opposition from the public and the judiciary. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former president-general Pervez Musharraf has gone to the Supreme Court to seek one-time permission to go abroad for medical treatment.

Musharraf is on the no-fly list and has been hospitalised twice in the past 15 days, reports the Dawn.

On the federal government’s request, the top court had on June 23, 2014 suspended the Sindh High Court’s order for removal of Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List.

On Thursday, Musharraf filed an application in the apex court through his counsel Dr. Farogh Naseem, stating he had a severe medical condition and should be allowed to fly abroad for surgery as soon as possible.

Musharraf has also promised that he would return to the country, according to the two-page petition.

The matter is, however, pending for a final order.(ANI)

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