Former Pakistani president hospitalized on day of trial

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, accused of treason, was unable to make his court appearance Thursday after experiencing chest pains that led to his hospitalization.
Posted By JC Finley   |   Jan. 2, 2014 at 4:30 PM   |   0 comments

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Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, 70, was hospitalized for a heart condition prompting his planned court appearance on Thursday to be postponed.

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.

[New York Times]

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