Pakistan’s Interior Ministry is learnt to have asked for the suspension of the computerised national identity card (CNIC) and passport of former President Pervez Musharraf.
Complying with the order of a special court, the ministry asked the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports on Thursday to carry out the suspensions, according to a report in Dawn.
The bank accounts of Pervez Musharraf would be frozen and his international travelling restricted once his CNIC and passport are suspended.
A special court is hearing a high treason case against Musharraf.
The court order to the Interior Ministry to suspend his passport and CNIC was issued on March 8 this year. According to the Dawn report, implementation of the order was delayed since there was a certain time limit granted to the former President to comply with the court’s earlier directives.
The court had also ordered the ministry and other departments, divisions and agencies to take steps for Musharraf’s arrest of and attachment of his properties abroad.
The former military ruler is facing the treason trial for subverting the Constitution by declaring a state of emergency in November 2007, according to the Dawn report.
Musharraf returned to Pakistan in March 2013 after he ended his self-imposed exile. The following month, a ban was imposed on his travel abroad. In March 2016, he was able to leave for Dubai for medical treatment, and has since not returned.