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Pakistan Supreme Court offers security to ex-President Musharraf if he returns to country to face pending cases

Pakistan Supreme Court offers security to ex-President Musharraf if he returns to country to face pending cases

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Sep 2018, 11:18 am

Islamabad, Sept 25 (IBNS): The Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday assured country's ex-President that he will be provided high-level security if he returns to his nation to face pending cases against him.

According to local media reports, the apex court of the nation also directed his counsel to inform the court of the timeframe of his return within a week.

The court was hearing the National Reconciliation Ordinance case against Musharraf and others. The case pertains to the recovery of a large amount of public money wasted allegedly by former presidents Musharraf, Asif Zardari Zardari and former attorney general Malik Qayyum in the wake of the NRO in 2007, reported Dawn News.

When the hearing took place in the court on Tuesday, Musharraf's lawyer presented details of his assets in Pakistan and abroad.

According to his lawyer, Musharraf owns nothing in the country, whereas he has a flat worth 5.4 million dirhams in Dubai. A farmhouse in Chak Shahzad, worth Rs43.6m, has been leased in Musharraf's wife's name, lawyer Athar Shah told the court, reported Dawn News.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked lawyers why the ex-President does not return to his nation.

"He left the country on the pretext of pain in his backbone but he can be seen dancing abroad," the CJP was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

Te lawyers reportedly said Musharaff could not return to Pakistan for security issues.

However, he said the ex-President respects the court.