Musharraf leaves Pakistan after government lifts travel ban

Updated: 11:29 GMT, Mar 18, 2016 | Published: 08:15 GMT, Mar 18, 2016 |

Former military ruler of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf left left the country on Friday (March 18) for medical treatment in Dubai after the government lifted a travel ban imposed on him as he awaited trial on treason and other charges, his spokesman said.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 16) ordered the government to lift the travel ban on Musharraf, paving the way for him to leave the country.

“General Pervez Musharraf has left the country for Dubai,” his spokesman Mohammad Amjad told reporters.

The departure of Musharraf, who has faced a battery of court cases since returning home from self-imposed exile in 2013, will remove a source of friction between the army and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.