Musharraf suffers from 9 medical conditions: Report

Conditions include a blocked artery, hyper tension and problems in left knee, spinal cord and shoulder.

Web Desk January 07, 2014
Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: According to the former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf's medical report, Musharraf has nine medical conditions, Express News reported on Tuesday.

A copy of the report has been obtained by Express News.

The report states that one of Musharraf's arteries is blocked and one of his shoulders is not working properly.

The former president has problems in his left knee and spinal cord, and he also suffers from hyper tension, the report further stated.

Earlier today, the medical report was presented to the special court in a sealed envelope by the registrar of the court Abdul Ghani Soomro.

The former president was also given two days of exemption from appearing before the court.

The court had issued an order on January 6 demanding the medical certificate of Musharraf and had also exempted him from appearing before it in person yesterday as he had failed to appear due to ill health.

"Lawyers will also be allowed to see the report," stated Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court (SHC), who is heading the special court.

The former military ruler faces treason charges under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and detaining judges of the superior courts.

“The court has directed that the respondents should be given copies of the medical report,” stated Musharraf’s lawyer Ahmed Raza Kasuri, while talking to the media in Islamabad.

The 70-year-old had fallen ill and rushed to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi on January 2 as he was being transported under heavy guard to the special court.

Musharraf’s medical records were also sent to expert’s in Britain who will decide whether he requires treatment abroad or not.

The former president’s name is currently on the Exit Control List (ECL) and while he can move around freely in Pakistan, he is not permitted to leave the country.

Musharraf's medical report:

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Sexton Blake | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Uza Syed: "Blinded by Vengeance" Dear Uza, It may have escaped your notice, but President Musharaf has been called to a Court-of-Law in order to answer extremely serious criminal charges. He is fortunate he has been charged in Pakistan. I have lived in several Western countries, and if I had indulged in activities far less serious than those which President Musharrah has been purported to have carried out I would be incarcerated and the relevant authority would have thrown the keys away. However, in view of the fact that President Musharraf brought down an elected government, destroyed or damaged many careers, and ignored or suspended many aspects of the justice system he may well be suffering from delusional grandeur, in addition to the other 9 ailments, and with this mental aberration in mind it may be just as well to drop all charges on the grounds of mental breakdown or incapacity, and request that he leave Pakistan permanently, or confine him to a psychiatric institution..

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