ECL case: Musharraf’s plea for constitution of new bench referred to CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court referred to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) the matter of constitution of a new bench for hearing the federal government’s plea that former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf be restrained from going abroad, Aaj News reported.

According to the report, the federal government’s petition heard by SC three-member headed by Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Ejaz Afzal.

During the hearing, Attorney General Salman Butt requested the court to fix the hearing of the petition this week.  Review petition on behalf of Pervez Musharraf has also been filed in Sindh High Court for allowing him to go abroad even before 15 days.

Justice Saqib Nisar said that your petition would first be processed in the Supreme Court office and then the matter would go to CJP Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani, who would constitute the bench.

The court, therefore, referred the matter to CJP for the constitution of a new bench.