ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari – who’s at the moment below therapy on the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital in Islamabad – on Tuesday filed a bail petition on medical grounds.
The previous president filed a writ petition below Article 199 of the Structure, pending earlier than the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) and accountability court-II.
Zardari, who filed for bail, is a persistent affected person affected by a number of illnesses. He’s a coronary heart affected person, having three stents in his coronary heart.
Based on the petition, Zardari has a Holter monitor hooked up to his chest, enabling medical doctors to examine and notice variations in his heartbeat and blockages in his arteries.
It additionally famous that Zardari is a affected person of ischemic coronary heart illness, which suggests his coronary heart could have an insufficient provide of blood and oxygen.
“The petitioner has spent his complete life within the service of the individuals of Pakistan and has struggled a lot for Pakistan that he has misplaced his well being within the course of,” the petition learn.
The petition additionally acknowledged that Zardari suffers from arthritis with a low platelet rely, and all these sicknesses can’t be handled throughout the premises of the jail.
“The petitioners’ situation makes it evident that his continued incarceration would show detrimental to his life.”
It acknowledged a number of occasions that the previous president requires across the clock consideration and together with his deteriorating well being, his life could also be in danger.
The petition additional acknowledged that Zardari has been in jail since October 22, 2019, and has not proven any indicators of enchancment.
Earlier, an accountability courtroom rejected Zardari’s petition to switch him to Karachi for medical therapy.
In the course of the listening to, Zardari’s lawyer Sardar Latif Khosa requested the courtroom to shift the previous president to Karachi for higher medical therapy, including that Zardari’s complete medical historical past is in Karachi.