The Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the PIMS hospital to constitute new medical board to examine ailing former president Asif Ali Zardari.
Asif Ali Zardari is facing corruption charges and currently he is in the PIMS hospital owing to his worsening health.
A two-member special bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) comprising Chief Justice IHC, Justice Athar Minhallah and Justice Aamir Farooq took up the bail plea of the PPP leader seeking his release on medical grounds.
At the outset of the hearing Zardari’s counsel Farooq H. Naek apprised the court that his client is suffering from several diseases like heart, sugar and others and pleaded to pass orders for his release on bail.
The IHC CJ, Athar Minhallah asked Naek about the medical report of his client. “Is medical report of the former president attached with the plea”, he asked.
To this, he replied yes, the report is of PIMS hospital is attached with the plea.
Later, the court adjourned hearing of the case till December 11 and ordered PIMS hospital to constitute a new medical board for the examination of former president.
The IHC also ordered PPP leader’s counsel to submit the report before next hearing of the case.
On Tuesday, the former president had filed a bail petition on medical grounds in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
On Monday, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had announced that his ailing father will file a bail petition on medical grounds.