Special court orders suspension of Musharraf's identity card, passport

A special court hearing a high treason case against retired Gen Pervez Musharraf ordered the Interior Ministry to take steps for the suspension of the former president’s identity card and passport, and to take necessary measures for his arrest with the help of Interpol.

The court today also tasked the federal government with seizing Musharraf’s assets and to take steps to bring him back from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Musharraf’s lawyer, Akhtar Shah, had requested the Interior Ministry for “foolproof security” as Musharaf intends to travel to Pakistan to appear before the special court in Islamabad. The Interior Ministry received the request on March 13 and is currently holding consultations regarding the matter.