Reiterating his appeal to remove Pervez Musharraf’s name from the exit-control list, prominent US politician and human rights campaigner Jesse Jackson has requested Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to allow the former president to travel abroad for medical treatment.
In his letter to the premier, Jackson said he did not intend to interfere in the sovereignty of Pakistan. However, he added, Musharraf’s medical reports suggested that he needs medical treatment and that it could only be provided abroad. “My appeal is on humanitarian grounds.”
He said he had also requested US President Barrack Obama to play a role in arranging Musharraf’s medical treatment because according to Sehba Musharraf, her husband is not well. The former US senator also offered to visit Pakistan to discuss the issue.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2015.