Pakistan Supreme Court clears Musharraf to travel abroad

Islamabad, March 16, AZERTAC 

Pakistan's Supreme Court has lifted a travel ban on former President Pervez Musharraf who is awaiting trial for treason and other charges, according to the BBC.

The ruling could allow him to travel abroad to seek medical treatment.

The charges relate to the former general's imposition of a 2007 state of emergency and the assassination of former PM Benazir Bhutto the same year.

Mr Musharraf, 70, denies all the charges and has called them politically motivated.

He was treated for chest pains in January and says his condition is now much worse. He was in hospital on Monday and Tuesday with spinal problems.

A spokeswoman promised Mr Musharraf would return to Paksitan if he were allowed to travel.

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