SC allows Musharraf to go abroad for treatment

Musharraf received an approval to move abroad for treatment


 SC allows Musharraf to go abroad for treatment

ISLAMABAD – Upholding a previous decision of Sindh High Court, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday allowed former president Pervez Musharraf to go abroad for treatment.

As per details, in the apex court the federal government filed a petition challenging SHC decision in Musharraf ECL case. The larger bench of the apex court delivered its brief verdict on Musharraf’s petition regarding removal of his name from exit control list (ECL).

During the hearing of the case, Musharraf’s lawyers informed the court that doctors has recommended his fusion surgery from abroad. The doctor has also suggested that the latest minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation under the spine navigation system and motor evoked potentials monitoring system is not available till date in Pakistan.

The certificate also approves that Mr Musharraf was admitted in Dr Ziauddin Hospital on March 13 as he was complaining of severe lower back pain and left leg radiculopathy and numbness. The patient has these episodes frequently for one month and was admitted twice in another hospital in Karachi. His previous MRI and CT scan shows spondylolysis.

On the other hand Haroon Rashid, a son of Lal Masjid cleric Ghazi Abdul Rashid, has moved a petition through his counsel Tariq Asad with a request to dismiss Mr Musharraf’s plea of seeking surgery abroad.


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