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Court grants Musharraf exemption, summons medical certificate
 
 
 

The special court has granted general (Retd) Pervez Musharraf exemption from appearing in court for Monday.
In its order, the special court said it would be inappropriate to issue arrest warrants since Musharraf was undergoing treatment in hospital.
The court ordered to submit medical report before 11:30 AM tomorrow while summoned medical certificate from AFIC.
Earlier, the bench reserved the verdict over exemption for fifteen minutes.
Addressing the media after the hearing, special prosecutor Akram Sheikh said Musharraf’s counsels were violating court orders, adding that Musharraf hadn’t appeared before the bench thrice.
A three-member bench of special court resumed hearing of treason allegations levelled against Musharraf on Monday.
During the course of proceedings, Justice Faisal Arab questioned as to why Musharraf hadn’t appeared in court
One of the lawyers presenting Musharraf, Sharifuddin Peerzada said his client was undergoing treatment in hospital.
On the other hand, Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected a plea seeking a travel ban on Musharraf for treatment.
The petition was filed by Lal Masjid Shuhuda Foundation’s Hafiz Ehtisham.
The petition stated that several cases were sub-judice due to which Musharraf shouldn’t be allowed to leave Pakistan for treatment. He maintained that Musharraf should be provided all medical facilities in Pakistan.
Interior minister, interior secretary and IG Islamabad were made party in the case.
Earlier on Sunday, a lawyer representing former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said the retired general would not make a scheduled appearance at his treason trial on Monday because of an ongoing illness.
The 70-year-old was rushed to a military hospital on Thursday after developing what a police official called a "heart problem" while being taken to hear treason charges against him at a special tribunal in Islamabad.
Musharraf’s team says the treason allegations, which relate to his imposition of emergency rule in November 2007, are politically motivated and his lawyers have challenged the authority of the three-judge tribunal.

 
 
 
 
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