Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s appearance in a special court conducting his treason trial on January 16 was conditional to an improvement in his health, his lawyer Ahmed Raza Kasuri said on Monday.

“At present, he (Musharraf) is not a normal person and I cannot say exactly if he will appear before the court because he is sick and under observation,” he said.

Last week, the court ordered Mr. Musharraf to appear before it on January 16 to face charges of high treason after reviewing a medical report from the Armed Forced Institute of Cardiology (AFIC), where he was admitted with heart problems on January 2.

“It is clear that the accused has failed to obey and comply with the order of this court,” the order added.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday made it clear that Mr. Musharraf’s name will remain on the Exit Control List, effectively barring him from leaving the country.