Ask Pakistan to remove Musharraf's name from ECL: US shadow secretary requests Obama

Letter says former military ruler helped US during 9/11 and his gesture should be reciprocated


Web Desk June 03, 2015
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In a written request to President Barrack Obama, United States Shadow Secretary Jesse Jackson has asked for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's name to be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL), Express News reported.

The letter, a copy of which is available with the Express News, was sent to President Obama requesting him to urge the Pakistani government to remove Musharraf's name from the ECL so that  Musharraf can avail medical treatment in the US, given his deteriorating health.

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The letter said that the former military ruler helped the United States during 9/11 and his gesture should be reciprocated at a time when he his not well.

Further, the request urges the removal of his name from the ECL due to the threat Musharraf and his family are receiving from the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

Read: I brought 'real' democracy to Pakistan: Pervez Musharraf

Previous appeals have been rejected by courts to have his name taken off from the list.

COMMENTS (4)

Ashraf | 5 years ago | Reply Mush is America's strategic asset.
Mohammad | 5 years ago | Reply Americans now realized that Pakistan were good under Musharraf instead of PMLN and PPP... world knows that who was true leader worked for people of Pakistan and who are shifting the cash outside of Pakistan and increasing personal assets.
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