“An old spinal fracture that is causing the former president to experience excruciating pain could not be fixed in Pakistan, thus he must travel overseas for an urgent surgical treatment,” doctors said Tuesday.
According to sources, a five-member medical board comprising leading physicians of the country, thoroughly examined former president’s vertebral column before issuing their advice in Karachi.
Experts say fractures like these have a very poor prognosis if left untreated. In some rare cases it could also lead to lifelong disablement, they added.
The report further added that no Pakistani medical institution had the facilities as well expertise to perform such a sensitive surgery, thus Musharraf is advised to seek treatment in either Dubai, or North America or Europe.
The report by the medical team comes a day after the federal government objected to striking off Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) in its reply submitted in the Sindh High Court (SHC).