Musharraf suffering from nine diseases, AFIC tells trial court

* Report says former general is suffering triple-vessel coronary artery disease * Court to announce order tomorrow
Musharraf suffering from nine diseases, AFIC tells trial court

ISLAMABAD: Submitting a four-page medical report of former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf in special court, AFIC Executive Director Major General SM Imran Majeed told the court on Tuesday that Musharraf is suffering from nine diseases.
The medical report further stated that coronary angiography is required to ascertain the possibility of further interventions such as coronary artery bypass surgery.
A three-member bench of the court, headed by Justice Faisal Arab, heard high treason case against the former president on Tuesday, examined the medical report and decided to pass appropriate orders tomorrow (Thursday).
This means Musharraf got a three-day exemption from appearing before the court.
The report says the former general is suffering triple-vessel coronary artery disease and notes that his father died of the same condition. Further tests are needed to decide whether Musharraf needs a heart bypass operation, said the report signed by AFIC Imran Majeed.
The report stated that Musharraf was diagnosed to be suffering from nine diseases –
calcific triple vessel coronary artery disease including left main stem disease, hypercholesterolaemia, cervical spondylosis, lumbosacral spondylosis, biceps tendonitis, frozen shoulder (left), osteoarthrosis with effusion (left knee joint), temporomandibular arthralgia (left) and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
After examining the report, the court directed the registrar to provide its copies to the counsels for Musharraf and prosecution team.
Musharraf’s counsel, Chaudhry Faisal Hussain, told Daily Times that they had received the medical report of their client and they would consult doctors and evolve a strategy regarding the case later on.
The report also mentions that Musharraf had raised serum total cholesterol (218 mg/dl) and LDL cholesterol (150 mg/dl). Other laboratory investigations including serial cardiac enzymes, blood sugar, serum urea, Creatinine, sodium, potassium, prostate specific antigen, bilirubin, ALT and uric acid were within normal limits.
“During the course of his illness, his chest uneasiness settled but he complained of neck pain, backache, pain left knee joint and discomfort in the left temporomandibular joint,” the report read.
Earlier, Mansoor Ali Khan, a counsel for Musharaf, argued before the court on the applicability of the applications.
He said that the High Treason Act under Article 6 is at par with the contempt of court under Article 204, adding that in both criminal acts, the accused person is presumed innocent until found guilty.

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