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Musharraf treason court to consider medical report

Published on Jan 7, 2014 4:52 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - A special court set up to try Pakistan's former ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason adjourned on Tuesday to consider a medical report on his heart complaint.

The 70-year-old was rushed to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi, which borders Islamabad, on his way to the tribunal last week.

The court adjourned the hearing until Wednesday to allow time to assess the doctors' report and said defence and prosecution teams would receive copies.

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

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