Pakistan: Musharraf's NIC, passport blocked; barred from travelling abroad
The Pakistan Government directed the National Data Base and Registration Authority (NADRA) and Immigration and Passport Directorate to block the national identity card (NIC) and passport of former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Musharraf wouldn't be able to travel abroad and would also be unable to avail banking transactions. He will also be barred from sale/purchase of his properties in Pakistan and abroad.
What were the treason charges against Musharraf?
Musharraf, 74, was indicted in March 2014 on treason charges for imposing emergency in Nov'07 which led to confinement of superior court judges and sacking of over 100 judges. A conviction for high treason carries death penalty or life-imprisonment. Musharraf ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008. He is wanted in Pakistan in several criminal cases including in the assassination of former PM Benazir Bhutto.
Court ordered government to arrest Musharraf
A court had ordered the government to arrest Musharraf. Complying with a special court's order, the government took action to restrict the Dubai-based former President's travel and certain facilities available to him as he failed to appear before the court in the treason case.