RAWALPINDI: Medical team looking after ailing former president Pervez Musharraf said on Saturday that he was getting better and could be discharged from hospital soon. According to a private TV channel Musharraf could be discharge in one or two days. Meanwhile foreign friends of Parvez Musharraf also held meeting with him on Saturday.
According to a private TV channel the friends of Musharraf from some Arab and Western countries held meeting with him at AFIC and assured their cooperation during the treatment. Strict security arrangements were made on the occasion of the meting of foreign friends with Musharraf.
Meanwhile senior Advocate Ahmad Raza Kasoori, member of Musharraf’s legal team, has said Saturday the former president respects the courts and he would surely appear before the special court, if doctors would allow him,.
Ahmad Raza Kasoori said while talking to media said that he had chatted with people present near the former president inside the hospital and they have told that he is still resting on bed in the ward.
“Parvez Musharraf had appeared before the magistrate under atmosphere of unrest and agitation and he has no problem in appearing before the special court now,” added the legal aid of Pervez Musharraf, saying his appearance in the special court depends on the health.
According to reports, blood pressure and cholestrol level of the former president was normal while the doctors would decide about angioplasty later on.
Musharraf was admitted at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) after he felt chest pain on January 2 when he was going to appear before the special treason trial court.
The meeting of the seven-member medical of the AFIC chaired by Major General Amir Majeed was also held on Saturday to decide to discharge Musharraf from hospital. Security was beefed up during the meeting of the AFIC’s medical board. A huge contingent of police and Rangers personnel reached the hospital. It is speculated that Musharraf will be discharged within 24 hours.
Meanwhile, security has also been tightened at Musharraf’s Chak Shehzad farmhouse. Moreover, police patrolling has also increased in the neighbourhood.
Doctors said Musharraf’s condition has improved from before and that he had undergone physiotherapy. His knee and back pain has also subsided.
It is worth mentioning here that the special court set up for trial of former military ruler has summoned Parvez Musharraf for indictment in high treason case on 16th of January. The court in its order had said that if Musharraf would fail to appear before the court then court would issue proper orders to ensure presence of Musharraf in court.