ISLAMABAD: A special court constituted to try former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for high treason charges has rejected his application seeking permission for medical treatment outside Pakistan and has summoned him on Feb 9, DawnNews reported.
Earlier today, a three-member special court, headed by Justice Faisal Arab, had reserved its decision on the medical report of the former president.
While announcing its decision, the court also issued a bailable arrest warrant against the ex-army strongman.
Reading out its decision, the court said Musharraf’s medical report submitted by doctors did not state anywhere that he could not appear before it.
The court rejected Musharraf’s application seeking consent for medical treatment overseas and ruled that his application was inadmissible.
It moreover ordered the Inspector General (IG) of Islamabad to ensure that Musharraf complied with the warrant against him.
The court ordered Musharraf’s production on Feb 9 and subsequently adjourned the hearing to the said date.