Editor (Asia: South)
RAWALPINDI– Pakistan’s former leader Pervez Musharraf has suffered a heart problem and has been rushed to the hospital while on his way to court for his trial for treason. He has been reportedly taken to the Armed Forces Cardiology Hospital in Rawalpindi.
This will be the third time the former president will have failed to show up at a trial, following two previous security threats. It is unclear what kind of heart problem he suffers from. The public reportedly sees the heart condition as another excuse of Musharraf to not appear in court.
His lawyers have complained that they have been threatened and harassed by the government. Anwar Mansoor Khan, one of the lawyers told the court that he was unable to sleep the previous night because somebody had been banging on his door and ringing his bell. He also reported that he had been attacked in his car while on his way to Lahore following a previous hearing.
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* Doctors for Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology recommended Coronary Angiography for him.
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