On Thursday Pakistan’s ministry of internal affairs asked the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and the Directorate General of Immigration & Passports to suspend the national identity card and passport of former President Pervez Musharraf. The move would freeze Musharraf’s bank accounts and will also restrict the retired General from travelling abroad.
A special court had directed the interior ministry to suspend Musharraf’s passport and national identity card while hearing a treason case against the former General on March 8. However, the implementation of the order was delayed as a certain time limit was granted to the former president to comply with the court’s earlier directives.
Former President Pervez Musharraf has been charged with treason for subverting the constitution by declaring a state of emergency in November 2007. The leader was restricted from travelling abroad by courts after he returned to Pakistan in March 2013, ending his self-imposed exile. Citing medical treatment, the former President was allowed to travel to Dubai in March 2016 and since then he has not returned.