Published On: Wed, Jan 8th, 2014
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

Three valves of Musharraf’s heart blocked: report

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RAWALPINDI: The medical report showed that three valves of former president Pervez Musharraf’s heart are blocked while he is suffering from kidney disease as well, local media quoting medics reported on Tuesday.

No decision taken to send the former military ruler abroad for treatment, sources said. According to sources, the medical report was prepared by senior doctors of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC).

It is pertinent to mention here that the special court set up to try former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on Monday demanded a medical report after he missed another hearing following a heart complaint.

The three-judge bench adjourned the case to Tuesday and asked for a report on his condition to be submitted to explain his continued absence from proceedings.

The 70-year-old former president was rushed to a military hospital on Thursday after falling ill while being taken to hear treason charges against him at the tribunal in Islamabad.

Musharraf’s camp says the treason allegations, which relate to his imposition of emergency rule in November 2007, are politically motivated and his lawyers have challenged the authority of the tribunal.

Aside from the treason allegations, Musharraf also faces trial over the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the death of a rebel leader, a deadly raid on a radical mosque and the detention of judges.