A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday requesting it to order putting former president Pervez Musharaf’s name in Exit Control List (ECL).

The petition was filed by Maulana Abdul Aziz, the chief cleric of Lal Masjid. The petitioner in his application stated that the Lal Masjid operation was conducted on the orders of the former president, adding that the court should order the inclusion of his name in the ECL.

The petition names Musharraf as a party. A government crackdown on the mosque in Islamabad was launched in July 2007. It ended in a bloody eight-day siege killing at least 58 Pakistani troops and seminary students.

The mosque, with the radical Maulana Abdul Aziz leading several armed seminary students, had announced the establishment of a parallel judicial system, vowing to enforce Islamic Shariah laws in the federal capital and threatening to unleash a wave of suicide bombers if the government took any action to counter it.

The 2007 military raid eventually overcame the armed militants. However, several questions regarding the operation were left unanswered.