Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) submitted the medical report of Abdullah Umar, the alleged killer of a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor, at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday and declared him medically stable.
IHC Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi had ordered the medical check-up after Abdullah Umar’s family filed a petition stating he needed medical assistance and hospitalisation.
The accused was shot-wounded by a Frontier Constabulary (FC) official guarding the prosecutor, Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali. Later in court, his counsel, Abdur Rahim, had argued that his client was shifted to Pims, but despite his unstable condition, the police transferred him to Adiala Jail after two weeks.
However, a medical report conducted by a three-member medical board declared his condition stable. The board was of the opinion that the accused would recover naturally and that there is no need for him to be hospitalised.
Chaudhry was killed near G-9 Markaz by two men in a car bearing the licence plate GAL-1171 on his way to an Anti Terrorist Court to appear in the Benazir Bhutto murder case. Later, Umar — a student at International Islamic University Islamabad — was arrested by the Islamabad police. According to Rahim, on May 3, 2013, two unknown gunmen opened fire at his client — leaving him paralysed — and snatched his car. He added that an FIR relating to the incident was also filed with the Ratta Amral police.
Prosecutor Shabbir Abbasi informed the court that upon the court directions, the Margalla police had brought the accused to Pims and after being declared stable by the medical board, he was shifted back to Adiala Jail.
The court adjourned the case till August 5.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2013.
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