Pakistan’s apex court maintains foreign travel ban on Musharraf

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musharrafIslamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court suspended a lower court’s order allowing former president Pervez Musharraf to go abroad, lawyers said.
The Sindh High Court had earlier cancelled the government’s travel ban on Pervez Musharraf.┬áThe federal government challenged in the Supreme Court the verdict delivered by the Sindh High Court on Musharraf’s petition.
Musharraf, who faces high treason trial for abrogating the constitution and some other criminal cases, had pleaded to go abroad for his own treatment and to look after his ailing mother in the United Arab Emirates.
Speculations about Musharraf possibly leaving the country had gripped Pakistan after the high court lifted the travel curbs on him. However, apex court order has dashed the former army strongman’s hopes at least for the time being.