A special Pakistani court formed to hear the treason case against the former president Pervez Musharraf issued an order on Thursday for his appearance at its next hearing which has been adjourned to January 16.
The special court reviewed Musharraf’s medical report submitted by his counsel and ordered the military strongman to appear before the bench, as the medical report did not mention that he had a heart attack and that he was not in a position to appear before it. The order from the court added that Musharraf had been granted exemption from appearance in the court thrice earlier and his counsel had not submitted an application for his no-show on Thursday.
Musharraf’s counsel presented his medical report along with a list of people who had undertaken medical treatment abroad on public expenditure. The lawyer of former president, Ahmed Raza Kasuri in a press statement outside the court, expressed reservations over making the former president’s medical report public claiming that an individual’s right of privacy in the Constitution was violated.