Islamabad: Upholding a previous verdict of Sindh High Court (SHC), the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to fly to Dubai for treatment.

The bench delivered its decision on Musharraf’s petition regarding removal of his name from Exit Control List (ECL).

(Also read: Musharraf may testify in Benazir Bhutto murder, high treason cases)

The court upheld 2014 decision of a two-judge bench of SHC through which it had directed the federal government to remove Pervez Musharraf’s name from ECL.

The apex court also rejected plea of the federal government seeking ban on travel of the former military ruler who is facing charges of treason in Pakistan.  

Earlier, in a medical report submitted to the larger bench the doctors involved in treason accused Musharraf’s treatment had suggested fusion surgery.

According to the doctors, “the latest minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation under the spine navigation system and motor evoked potentials monitoring system is not available till date in Pakistan”.

The doctors recommended him to undergo this surgery to get rid of the kind of numbness and slight weakness on the left foot was the need of the hour to get this operation as soon as possible. 

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