ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to form a medical board to evaluate the disease of former president Asif Ali Zardari.
The high court has sought reply from the National Accountability Board (NAB) in a petition seeking bail of Zardari on medical grounds.
A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice IHC Athar Minallah and Justice Aamir Farooq held the hearing into the plea.
Counsel of the former president Farooq H Naek apprised the court that a medical board was formed by the Punjab government and his client was suffering from a cardiac disease.
The high court has directed to submit a new medical report and adjourned the hearing until December 11.
The NAB had arrested the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader on June 10 from Zardari House, Islamabad, in the fake bank accounts case . He is being treated at the PIMS which has been declared sub-jail for him.
Zardari and Faryal have filed post-arrest bail petitions with the IHC.
On Nov 26, both the siblings’ remands were extended till December 17 in their money laundering and Park Lane cases by an accountability court.