Gen. (retd) Musharraf, 75, who has been living in Dubai since 2016, is facing the treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007. The former army chief left for Dubai in March 2016 for medical treatment and has not returned since, citing security and health reasons.
"Can a 342 statement [statement of the accused] be recorded over Skype?" Justice Ali asked.
But he said that he would have to ask his client if he wished to provide his statement over Skype.
"It is not that the defendant does not wish to appear in court, it is that he is unable to be here because of his health," he added.
"My client is a 75-year-old sick man," he said.
The prosecutor Naseeruddin Nayyar said that Musharraf's presence in court is vital. He said that Musharraf is an absconder and should surrender to the court, and that his statement could not be recorded until that happens.
Musharraf's absence has complicated the ongoing treason trial being conducted against him in a special court, media reports said.
After Interpol refused to issue a red notice for his return to the country, Supreme Court Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had ordered that security should be provided to Musharraf so he can travel to Pakistan and record his statement in the ongoing treason case against him.
If Musharraf returns voluntarily, he may be able to do so respectably otherwise he may be compelled to return under circumstances which are not "graceful", the top judge warned on October 2.
The court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing till October 15.
The Supreme Court has ordered to hear the Musharraf treason case on a daily basis from October 9.
A conviction for high treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment.
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