Published On: Sun, Jan 12th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

No chance of Musharraf’s discharge as yet: Kasuri

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ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Raza Kasuri, Council of former president Pervez Musharraf, ruling out discharge of Musharraf from the hospital anytime soon said that the former president is still undergoing treatment.

Talking to reporters on Saturday he said that his client is still under treatment and he cannot be discharged from the hospital until the doctors allow.

He said that Pervez Musharraf would appear before the court on Jan 16 if he is completely well and is able to walk. Kasuri said that Musharraf has respect for the courts

Meanwhile according to a private TV channel a meeting of the medical board of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) was held to decide whether to discharge former military ruler General (retd) .

Security was beefed up during the meeting of the AFIC’s medical board. A huge contingent of police and Rangers personnel reached the hospital.

It is speculated that Musharraf will be discharged within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, security has also been tightened at Musharraf’s Chak Shehzad farmhouse. Moreover, police patrolling has also increased in the neighbourhood.

Doctors said Musharraf’s condition has improved from before and that he had undergone physiotherapy. His knee and back pain has also subsided.

Musharraf had been rushed to the AFIC on Jan 2 after he complained of heart problems on way to the special court for treason charges. Aside from the treason allegations, the former army strongman also faces trial over the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the death of Baloch nationalist leader Akber Bugti, a deadly raid on a radical mosque and the detention of judges.
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