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Court exempts Musharraf on medical grounds

Islamabad: A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan Monday granted exemption to former president Pervez Musharraf on medical grounds from appearing before the court in Monday's hearing in the judges' detention case.ATC judge Atiqur Rahman
IANS January 27, 2014 18:02 IST
IANS
Islamabad: A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan Monday granted exemption to former president Pervez Musharraf on medical grounds from appearing before the court in Monday's hearing in the judges' detention case.

ATC judge Atiqur Rahman heard the detention case, in which Musharraf's guarantor appeared before the court, Dawn online reported.

Ilyas Siddiqui, Musharraf's attorney, presented the medical report in which it was mentioned that the former army chief could not attend the hearing due to a heart ailment.

Subsequently, the Islamabad court, while giving exemption to Musharraf for Monday, adjourned the case hearing till Feb 10.

The case was filed against Musharraf for confining more than 60 judges of the superior court after imposing emergency Nov 3, 2007.

On Aug 11, 2009 the case was filed by Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam Ghumman, an advocate, who later announced that he would not pursue the case "in the larger public interest".