IHC orders PIMS to form medical board to check Zardari’s ailment


Staff Reporter

Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to form a medical board to determine former president Asif Ali Zardari’s ailment and asked to submit a new medical report by December 11.
A two-member bench presided by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition which sought Zardari’s bail on medical grounds.
During the hearing, the court inquired about Zardari’s latest medical report from his lawyer Farooq H Naek.
“He has cardiovascular disease. Punjab government had formed a medical board previously,” Naek replied.
Adjourning the hearing till December 11, the court ordered that Zardari’s personal physician to be made part of the new medical board.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) president, who was arrested in June this year for his alleged role in a multi-billion rupees money laundering case, moved the court on Tuesday over a month after the former premier Nawaz Sharif was given similar relief.