Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday rejected a contempt petition filed against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with his request to the government to lift a travel ban on him.

Maulvi Iqbal Haider had filed the contempt of court petition in the apex court against the former president.

He had argued that Gen. (retd) Musharraf had sent an application to the Interior Ministry for removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL) without seeking clearance from the Supreme Court, which was tantamount to contempt of court.

The court raised objections over Mr. Haider’s application, saying that he was not a party to the matter and that he had submitted a wrong address in the petition. The application was thus returned, Dawn News reported.