Islamabad: The former President Asif Ali Zardari has filed a bail plea in Islamabad’s High Court on the medical grounds.
On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted bail to the former president Asif Ali Zardari on medical grounds. It is worth noticing that he was arrested by a team of NAB officials in the Park Lane and mega money laundering corruption case.
The Islamabad High Court division bench was comprised of Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Aamer Farooq.
According to the IHC decision, “Keeping in view the unambiguous opinion of the medical board, refusal to grant the petitioner bail on medical grounds would definitely be in violation of his fundamental right guaranteed under Article 9 of the Constitution. Even otherwise, it would be in public interest to grant bail in favor of the petitioner because his medical treatment during his incarceration is an expense on the public exchequer. Releasing him on bail will enable him to receive medical treatment of his choice and at his own expense.”
Moreover, the former President has attached his medical reports along with the bail plea.
Zardari’s medical reports
According to Zardari’s medical reports, he is severely affected by type-2 diabetes and has some heart ailments as well. Angiography has also been recommended by the doctors as he has three stents placed in him. Under these health conditions, it won’t be favorable for him to be treated in jail.
Under these circumstances, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted bail to former president Asif Ali Zardari on medical grounds. Moreover, his sister Faryal Talpur also received bail.