The special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali resumed hearing in the high treason case today.
During today’s hearing, registrar Abdul Ghani Soomro handed Musharraf’s sealed medical report to the judges prepared by the doctors of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC). The former president’s counsel Anwar Mansoor requested the court to keep the content of his client’s report private. However, the court ordered for the provision of report to the prosecutor and defence lawyer for scrutiny.
Chief prosecutor Akram Shaikh said that Musharraf had claimed himself to be a public figure and the law had different provisions for public figures and private persons.
Justice Arab, then, remarked that the judges needed to review the report first.
The report stated that Musharraf needs to go through angiography on quickbasis, but the patient has not provided his consent to undergo the life saving surgery in Pakistan. Instead, he wants to go abroad for the procedure at a facility of his choice.
The report further stated that it is crucial to decide about his angiography urgently.
The special court on January 16 had ordered the formation of a medical board comprising senior doctors of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) for ascertaining the health condition of Musharraf and had directed that the medical board should submit its report by January 24.
source : the news