Musharraf’s plea for exemption from attendance rejected in Ghazi Abdul Rashid murder case

ISLAMABAD- Local court of Islamabad has rejected the application from former president Pervez Musharraf, seeking exemption from attendance in Ghazi Abdul Rashid case and ordered him to appear before it on July 1, 2014.
The court has said in its ruling that guarantors of Pervez Musharraf should appear before it on July 1 at every cost and if former president does not appear on July 1 then action will be initiated against his guarantors. Additional and Sessions Judge Wajid Ali Durrani took up Naib Khatiab Lal Masjid Ghazi Abdul Rashid murder case for hearing today. Both of the guarantors of Pervez Musharraf appeared in the court. Akhtar Shah counsel for former president presented medical report of his client in the court. It has been said in 1-page medical report written by Dr Imtiaz that former president was suffering from acute backbone pain. Pervez Musharraf had been advised complete rest and avoids traveling.
Abdul Haq counsel for petitioner objected to medical report taking the plea “this is not a medical report but it is advisory from a doctor. The procedure in vogue has not been pursued with regard to report presented in the court. Neither thumb impression of Pervez Musharraf has been stamped on the report nor is number of his NIC recorded therein. Even this is not mentioned in the report in which hospital he is undergoing treatment and what medicines he is using. Therefore, report is but scrap of paper only.”
Akhtar Shah counsel for Pervez Musharraf said media reports have revealed final challan has been prepared against Pervez Musharraf but copy of challan has not been provided to  him so far. Judge Wajid Ali Durrani remarked “police has not filed final challan so far.”
Advocate Akhtar Shah said Pervez Musharraf has been declared innocent in final challan. If the accused is innocent then there stands no justification for his appearance in the court. Despite it Musharraf wants to appear in the court but it is necessary that security is provided to him. Akhtar Shah further said Musharraf will appear in the court when doctors allow him.

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