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Musharraf's national identity card, passport suspended:Report

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistani authorities have suspended the national identity card and passport of former on orders by a special court hearing a treason case against him, acccording to a media report.

Musharraf, 74, was indicted in March, 2014 on treason charges for imposing emergency in 2007 which led to the confinement of a number of superior court judges in their houses and sacking of over 100 judges.

On March 18, 2016, the former travelled to for medical treatment.

A few months later, the special court had declared him a proclaimed offender and ordered the confiscation of his property owing to his no-show in the case.

The court in March ordered the to suspend his Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) and passport.

The Express Tribune reported that the (NADRA) suspended Musharraf's CNIC which resulted in the default suspension of his passport.

It further reported that after his passport was blocked, would not be able to travel in any country and even his stay in would be illegal.

Sources said that now he can either seek political asylum or have special documents arranged if he desires to return to

The special court in its order of March had stated that the ministry of interior and all other departments, divisions and agencies of the must take positive steps to ensure his arrest.

Complying with these orders, the by the end of May had asked the NADRA to suspend the CNIC of the former

However, the of the NADRA, its spokesperson, were all unavailable for comment on the development.

A conviction for high treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment.

ruled from 1999 to 2008. He is wanted in Pakistan in several criminal cases including in the assassination of former

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 11:35 IST