Musharraf began feeling pressure on his chest Wednesday evening which led doctors to discover three blocked arteries. A Musharraf supporter and All Pakistan Muslim League leader Asiya Ishaq said that Musharraf would stay in Pakistan for treatment.
He was en route to appear before a special court on accusations of treason and had just arrived at the court when his convoy diverted to a hospital. Musharraf was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology.
Musharraf has called the treason charges politically motivated and the special court illegal.