ISLAMABAD: US-based doctor of former president Pervez Musharraf – after reviewing his medical reports – recommended that the former military ruler should be immediately sent abroad for treatment, Express News reported on Thursday.
Dr Arjumand Hashmi had treated Musharraf in the past. He expressed concern over Musharraf’s heart condition and said the former ruler should be sent to his hospital in Texas, US for treatment.
Hashmi made this recommendation in a letter to Musharraf’s lawyers. His assessment was based on the medical reports of the former president.
Anwar Maqsood – who is representing Musharraf in the treason case – presented this letter before the special court.
The letter was written on January 9.
Musharraf was ordered to appear before the special court for the treason case today. The former president faces treason charges under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and detaining judges of the superior courts.
The 70-year-old was taken ill and rushed to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi on January 2 as he was being transported under heavy guard to the special court.
Judges detention case
An anti-terrorism court ordered Musharraf to appear before the court for hearing of the judges detention case at 12pm.
Judge Attiqur Rehman said that Musharraf should appear before the court under any circumstances.
On July 14, a special team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), probing into the charges of detaining senior judges on November 3, 2007 against the former military ruler, had decided to record the statements of superior court judges in an effort to make a strong case against the former president.
Musharraf was indicted by an anti-terrorism court judge in the case on June 15, 2013.
The case is based on a First Information Report (FIR) registered against Musharraf on August 11, 2009 by the Secretariat police for detaining over 60 judges including the now former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
On June 11 last year, the Islamabad High Court had granted the former president pre-arrest bail against surety bonds worth Rs 500,000.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had rejected Musharraf’s bail application on April 18, 2013 and the former president was arrested. Later Musharraf was shifted to his farmhouse, which was declared a sub-jail at that time.Via: Express Tribune