Musharraf medical report submitted in court
ISLAMABAD: The medical report of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardialogy (AFIC) was submitted to three-member special court, hearing treason case against former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Friday.
The Registrar of the special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab of Sindh High Court submitted Musharraf's medical report to the judges as the bench resumed hearing, ARY News reported on Friday.
According to sources, the medical report said that former president Pervez Musharraf immediately needed angeography but he was not agreed for the procedure in Pakistan. He wants to get the procedure done in a hospital of his choice in a foreign country, sources added.
Defence counsel Anwar Mansoor said the report on Musharraf’s heath should be kept private. The counsel complained that a television channel had published one of Musharraf's medical reports on its website and requested the court to issue an order for its removal.
Chief prosecutor Akram Shaikh said the country's constitution had the provision of a free press, adding that the law had different provisions for public figures and private persons.
Anwar Mansoor informed the court that the prosecution thrown lunch to media persons. Another counsel of Musharraf Ahmed Raza Kasuri said that the media being instigated against defence counsels.
Justice Faisal Arab said the judges needed to review the report first before this debate.
The court ordered to provide the copies of medical report to the counsels of prosecution and defence.