ISLAMABAD - An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad Friday expressed its annoyance over the non-submission of medical report of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in an application wherein he was seeking exemption from appearing before the court in judges’ detention case.

ATC judge Sohail Ikram conducted the hearing of the application and warned that a legal action would be taken against the accused if he failed to provide his medical report on the next hearing. During the hearing, the counsel for the former president, submitted an application and sought exemption for his client from appearing before the court.

However, public prosecutor Aamir Nadeem Tabish raised the objection that the application had been submitted without the medical report of Musharraf. Therefore, he requested the court not to accept the same.

At this juncture, the ATC judge expressed his anger for not providing the medical report of Musharraf and directed his counsel to submit the medical report on the next hearing otherwise, the court would take action as per law against the accused.

Musharraf’s counsel assured the court that he would submit complete record of illness of his client would be produced before the court on the next hearing.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing till April 10 for further proceedings in this matter.

Talking to the media persons, Aamir Nadeem said that the case is facing long delay as the statements of only 15 prosecution witnesses out of 47 had been recorded so far.

He also told that 8 investigation officers (IOs) of this case had been changed and even he had no knowledge of the current IO.