Islamabad—An antiterrorism court on Friday rejected the request of Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf for temporary exemption from court appearances and termed his April 6 medical report ‘fake’.
The ruling regarding the former military ruler’s certificate came during the hearing of the judges’ detention case
Gen Musharraf’s lawyer Akhtar Shah submitted the former army chief’s medical report along with a request to grant his client temporary exemption from appearing in court in the judges’ detention case, but the judge rejected both and upheld his non-bailable arrest warrants.
ATC judge Sohail Ikram maintained that the former military ruler left the country in March but the report presented in the court is of April.
Gen Musharraf’s counsel argued that his client can appear before the court provided his doctors allow him and the government provides him security. Upon this, the judge responded that Musharraf has failed to appear in his court for the last one and a half year period.
Islamabad police, in its report regarding the former army chief’s non-bailable arrest warrants stated that the warrants could not be executed as Gen Musharraf is in Dubai since March, upon which the Judge ordered Inspector General Islamabad to find Gen Musharraf’s whereabouts and produce him in the court on May 20, the next hearing of the case.