Musharraf is still seriously sick: Kasuri
10 January, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf's counsel Ahmed Raza Kasuri on Thursday said that they have requested the special court to grant immunity from appearance in the court as his client is still suffering with severe diseases.
Talking to media after break in the hearing, Kasuri said Musharraf is still admitted in Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology since last Thursday which shows his condition is not good.
Kasuri said he has requested the bench to give exemption from personal appearance in the court until his full recovery.
He said disease of anybody is personal matter and should not be discussed and criticized in the public and in TV shows.
Musharraf counsel expressed his suspicion that the prosecutor has published medical reports of former President in the media which he believes was against the law.
On query whether Musharraf was suffering with a 'shameful' disease, annoyed Kasuri said Qauid-e-Azam was also not had any 'shameful' disease but his doctor had kept it confidential.
Kasuri said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has personal hostility with his client therefore he wanted to punish Pervez Musharraf at any cost.
On other hand, Akram Sheik, prosecutor in treason trial against former military dictator, believes that Musharraf is doing drama to avoid personal appearance before the court.
Talking to media, Sheikh said Musharraf report revealed that he was suffering with shoulder, backbone and teeth pain which is normal diseases in age of 70s.
He said if there would be any serious heart problem the doctors would have conducted Angiography of Musharraf but even after a week angiography was not carried out which reflects normal condition of heart.
Akram Sheikh said the blood pressure of Musharraf matches with that of 18 years old young boy adding that former dictator himself is staying in the hospital as doctors can not kick out anybody from hospital by force.
The prosecutor said he has requested the bench to make sure appearance of Musharraf before the court.