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Court backs Musharraf exit request

Pakistan security forces arrive outside the high court in Karachi. The military is closely following the trial of the country's former leader and general Pervez Musharraf. On Thursday, the Sindh High Court backed his request to leave the country even though he's on trial for treason. Musharraf had been barred from leaving Pakistan. Many Pakistanis believe he could flee the country and avoid facing charges, if allowed to travel. But now the court has removed his name from an exit control list, his lawyers say the government has 15 days to appeal before the order comes into effect. . (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) FORMER PAKISTANI PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARRAF'S LAWYER, FAROUGH NASEEM, SAYING: "Today the divisional bench of the Sindh High Court has allowed the petition filed by Mr. Musharraf, and the memorandum under which Musharraf's name was put on the ECL (Exit Control List) has been annulled by the Sindh High Court. The court has also said that this judgment or

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