Court rejects Zardari’s plea to be shifted to Karachi for treatment


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12 Nov, 2019 12:45 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday rejected the petition filed by former president Asif Ali Zardari seeking his transfer to Karachi for medical treatment.

Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Azam Khan announced the reserved verdict over the petition filed by Zardari seeking his transfer to Karachi for medical treatment.

The court earlier reserved verdict after concluding arguments by both sides.

Faryal Talpur, sister of Asif Ali Zardari, produced before court, while Zardari was not presented due to health condition. The court extended the judicial remand of the former president and his sister till November 26 in the money laundering through fake bank accounts case.

Meanwhile, an argument ensued in the court among the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor and Sardar Ayaz Latif Khosa, representing Asif Ali Zardari.

Khosa demanded that his client be shifted to a hospital in Karachi rather than being kept in the hospitals of Islamabad, Rawalpindi.

The court and NAB prosecutor both maintained that such orders were the prerogative of the executive body and only they could make a decision on the request.

The court reserved it’s verdict on shifting Asif Ali Zardari to Karachi and will announce a verdict on the matter at a later date.

Meanwhile, the court extended judicial remand of both PPP leaders till Nov. 26 and asked the accountability watchdog to produce them again in the court upon expiry of the remand.

Earlier, platelets of former president Asif Zardari also started dropping at Pakistan Institutes of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

A decrease of 21,000 platelets has been witnessed during two days. As a result, the number of platelets has been reduced to 90,000.

On October 23, the number of platelets of the PPP co-chairman was 111,000. A four-member medical board conducted the examination of Asif Zardari in detail.

Doctors have suggested medicines to bring the platelets to normalcy.

According to the sources, the PPP co-chairman is being given insulin on daily basis. The physiotherapy is being provided continuously to Zardari for reducing back and neck pain.

On the decision of the medical board, Asif Ali Zardari would remain admitted to the hospital for another two days. A four-member medical board headed by Professor Shajee Siddiqui examined Zardari at PIMS Hospital and advised against discharging him from the medical facility.

The PPP co-chairman would receive further medical treatment for two days until Saturday. As per doctors, the PPP leader is under depression and is suffering from severe physical weakness.


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