ISLAMABAD: The anti-terrorist court (ATC) in Islamabad on Fridaygranted one-day exemption to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from appearing before the court in judges detention case.
ATC judge Sohail Akram was hearing the case. While submitting Musharraf’s medical report in the court, his counsel stated that his client cannot attend the hearing due to ailment whereas he has also security concerns therefore; his client should be allowed one-day exemption.
The counsel also said that his client has been granted permanent exemption in Akbar Bugti murder case by Quetta ATC which should also be granted in this case.
The counsel also requested the court to summon the witnesses to record their statements.
Public prosecutor Amir Nadeem Tabish argued that statements of witnesses cannot be recorded in absence of Pervez Musharraf therefore; the court should immediately summon him.
The court after hearing the arguments of both the parties directed the counsel to submit Musharraf’s medical report and summoned three witnesses SI Dildar, head constable Muhammad Afzal and Constable Hamadullah at next hearing to record their statements.
The hearing was adjourned till June 05