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Court bars Musharraf from going abroad

ISLAMABAD: The special court has disallowed Pervez Musharraf to go abroad for the sake of medical treatment and summoned him on February 8 – ARY News reports.

It is the first time in the history of Pakistan that a court rejected the plea of a former President. The court also issued arrest warrant of General (R) Pervez Musharraf and directed the police to bring him before the court on February 8.

However, the court set a security bond of Rs 25 lac for the former President in return of his bail against the arrest warrant issued.

The special court in its verdict on Friday stated that the medical team of General (R) Musharraf had not put any bar on his movement and none of the nine diseases mentioned in his medical report could be considered by the court to grant him an exemption.

The medical report of the former President mentioned that the his arteries leading to heart are blocked, shoulder is strained and he is also having problem in his knee, for which he should be allowed to go abroad for treatment as the remedy to all these is not available here in Pakistan.

During the hearing, lawyers from both defence and prosecution presented furious arguments, whilst the defence counsel criticized the medical report strongly.

Yet, the court after listening to the arguments of both the sides, stated that there is no such reasons mentioned in the report which could help Musharraf get an exemption from appearing before the court.

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