ISLAMABAD: The accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday rejected the former president Asif Ali Zardari’s plea seeking transfer to Karachi for medical treatment.
During the hearing, Zardari’s lawyer Sardar Latif Khosa requested the court to shift the former president to Karachi for better medical treatment, adding that Zardari’s entire medical history is in Karachi.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor responded, “requesting the government is not considered begging,” adding that Zardari was shifted to a hospital on the recommendation of a medical board constituted by the government.
The NAB prosecutor continued that the decision to transfer the former president does not fall under the jurisdiction of the court, adding that the hospital has been declared a sub-jail for the former president.
He further said that Zardari should submit an application to the government if a private doctor was needed.
“Zardari had not begged the government earlier, nor will he do so now,” said Latif in response, adding: “A petition has been moved in the court for obtaining the legal right.”
After hearing the arguments, the court rejected the Zardari’s plea.