Published On: Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Musharraf shifted to cardiology hospital for medical checkup

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ISLAMABAD: Ex-president Pervez Musharraf, who was to appear before the special treason court, was taken to a hospital on Thursday.

Musharraf left his heavily guarded farmhouse in the outskirts of Islamabad to attend the treason case hearing against him. But on his way he complained about chest pain.

His convoy was immediately diverted to Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology on Murree Road for a medical checkup.

The Special Court had earlier ordered Musharraf to appear before the court today at 11:30am or face consequences.

Some 1600 personnel were deployed while mobile jammers installed as part of security measures in order to produce former ruler before Special Court on Thursday.

The former military ruler faces treason charges under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and detaining judges of the superior courts. It is the first time in Pakistan’s history that a former military ruler has been put on trial for treason.