He had filed a petition in the high court to remove his name from the ECL so that he can visit his ailing mother in the UAE.
Musharraf had filed a petition in the court to remove his name from the ECL so that he can visit his ailing mother in the UAE.
Musharraf, who returned to Pakistan from self-exile in March last year, was also named as an accused in murder case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
Anyone whose name is on the ECL cannot leave the country without permission.
Musharraf submitted that Special Court Act-1976 has expired and his petitions in this regard may be returned.
Musharraf’s lawyer Farogh Nasim said the trial should be fair else it should not take place at all.
The court had on April 16 ruled that daily hearings would be held starting April 24.
Musharraf had returned from his self-imposed exile last year to fight in the general elections.
According to reports, former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s convoy escaped a blast in Islamabad.
Special court in its ruling stated it had no objections if the federal government removes travel ban on Musharraf for medical treatment.
Farogh Nasim hurriedly filed his power of attorney to represent Musharraf on Monday.
Musharraf has been facing treason charges for suspending the constitution and imposing emergency in 2007.
Musharraf did not appear on Tuesday following a security alert issued that he might be targeted by terrorists.
The court had dismissed Musharraf’s petition saying it has the mandate to try him.
This is the first time in Pakistan’s history that a former military chief is facing trial for treason.