Ex-Pak president Musharraf en route to Dubai for treatment

Ex-Pak president Musharraf en route to Dubai for treatment

Dubai - The ex-army chief is reportedly visiting Dubai for medical treatment.

By Web Report

Published: Thu 17 Mar 2016, 9:28 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Mar 2016, 1:13 AM

Ex-Pakistan president and former army chief, Pervez Musharraf, is expected to arrive in Dubai early Friday morning for medical treatment, Geo News reported late Thursday night.
According to reports, a business class ticket obtained by the channel suggests that Musharraf shows that the ex-army chief will be flying to Dubai on an Emirates flight.

Earlier, Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the government to lift a ban on travel by former military ruler, paving the way for him to leave the country while awaiting trial for treason, among other charges.
The departure of Musharraf, who has faced a battery of court cases since returning home from exile in 2013, would remove a source of friction between the powerful army and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Musharraf, who ousted Sharif in a bloodless coup in 1999, ruled Pakistan until 2008, when he stepped down in the face of mass protests. His lawyers have said he is in poor health.
(with inputs from Reuters)

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