Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Monday directed by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court to appear personally on March 7 in connection with a case over the detention of judges in 2007.

The court exempted Gen (retd) Musharraf from Monday’s hearing following a request from his lawyer Ilyas Siddiqui.

Mr. Siddiqui claimed the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, where Gen Musharraf is admitted, was not providing his client’s medical reports. He said the court may seek these reports on its own.

Public prosecutor Nadeem Tabish said neither Gen Musharraf nor his guarantors were appearing in court and requested it to decide the matter on merit at the next hearing.

Subsequently, the court adjourned the case till March 7.