ISLAMABAD  - The prosecution Tuesday filed an application in the Special Court to cross-examine the President of medical board of Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC), constituted to verify Pervez Musharraf's health.

A four-member medical team, headed by Major General Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, Advisor in Cardiology in AFIC, and comprising Brig Safdar Abbas, Deputy Commandant & Deputy Director, Brig Muhammad Qaiser Khan, Professor and Head of Cardiology Department of AFIC & NIHD, and Col Muhammad Afsheen Iqbal, Professor and Head of Cardiology Department of AFIC & NIHD, presented the report on 24th January. The present medical report, which had been submitted after 16 days of the earlier report, reveals that no further tests of the accused have been carried out. "There is no place in a medical report of reproducing statements or opinion of the accused."

The court on 16th January had constituted the medical board in light of the AFIC 7th January evasive and inconclusive report to verify the state of Musharraf's health in light of his continuous non-appearance before this Special Court.

The court asked the medical board to answer to queries: "How precarious is the health condition of the accused which restricts his movement so as to prevent him from attending the court? Has the accused undergone any surgery or other medical procedure during his stay in the hospital or any surgery or medical procedure is planned to be undertaken during his hospitalisation? For how long the accused has been advised for further hospitalisation?" The prosecution alleged that the board has not answered the questions.

 and the report runs contrary to the medical practice in the field of cardiology not only in Pakistan but also in the most of the countries, providing cardiac healthcare.

"Angiogram is an investigative tool to ascertain the exact diagnosis, and it is necessary to examine how many people suffered the anticipated hypothecated problem at AFIC during past few years, while do angiogram by the President of medical board with and how much weightage should or could be given to the 'Realm of Possibilities' found by the board of AFIC.

It is necessary to expose before the court the total lack of professionalism while preparing this report, which is hollow and devoid of any substance. The same is also incomplete and naked disregard of the professionalism integrity, the reputation and good name of AFIC, which performs thousands of such procedure every month and that such hazard never came over in single case.

Akram Sheikh, lead Prosecutor, has already submitted the objections on the report. It said: "The present report is virtually a duplication of the previous medical report submitted in the Special Court on 7th January. It findings were that a diagnostic test (Coronary angiography) is required to conclusively ascertain the condition of Musharraf. The finding in current medical report of 24th January, are; "A coronary angiogram is required urgently to ascertain the need for further interventions like coronary artery bypass graft surgery, to optimise the management."

He objected that the medical board has come to an entirely new conclusion on the same data as before that this disease is of "grave concern". It states; "If such a grave concern was present as is alleged, then the question arises as to why this concern was not either shown in the first report or why no further diagnostic testing been carried out."

The prosecution objected that the report also has not suggested any aggressive management of the disease, which shockingly suggests absence of any cardiac ailment.

"The findings of the medical report are inconclusive and deliberately vague. The report discloses no reasons as to why a patient of such a disease needs constant hospitalisation since 2nd January 2014, especially without any progress in his clinical evaluation or management. There are non invasive procedures like E.T.T and thallium scan which are biblically performed before considering the invasive test of Angiogram."