ISLAMABAD: A local court on Thursday rejected the plea of former president Pervez Musharraf, seeking exemption from appearance in Abdul Rashid Ghazi murder case and directed him to appear before it on July 1.
Additional Session Judge Wajid Ali in his order, stated that if Musharraf does not appear before the court, his guarantors would be summoned and an action will be taken against them.
The court had summoned former president and accused in the case in today’s hearing and had granted exemption in the last hearing.
However, Musharraf did not appear in hearing of the case as well, instead two of his guarantors appeared before the court.
During course of hearing, counsel for Musharraf, Major (retd) Akhtar Shah apprised the court that doctors treating his client have strictly forbidden him from traveling, however, if adequate security arrangements are made, he will reach the court by availing the next flight to Islamabad.
The counsel also presented Musharraf’s medical report in the court on which the prosecutor and applicant’s lawyer raised objections.
While raising objections, the applicant’s lawyer Abdul Haq Malik termed the report as a mere piece of paper and said that the report didn’t include the details of Musharraf’s hospital and the medicines he was using.
Further hearing of the case was adjourned till July 1.