LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday ordered the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to unblock the computerized national identity card (CNIC) and passport of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.
CJP issued the orders to NADRA while hearing a case against Musharraf. NADRA Chairman Usman Mubeen informed the court that the former military ruler could not return to Pakistan as his CNIC was blocked.
Later, the CJP ordered the authorities to unblock Musharraf’s CNIC, observing that his return could be hindered by the move.
During the hearing, the top judge remarked that Musharraf should come back and face the charges filed against him.
The apex court also ordered the constitution of a tribunal within two days for Musharraf’s trial.
NADRA had blocked Musharraf’s CNIC. It was said that his passport was also blocked and accounts were frozen.
The CNIC of the former president was blocked on the direct orders by a special court hearing a treason case against him. The orders had been issued after he had failed to inform the court of the date of his return to Pakistan. –Frontier Post