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Pakistan's Musharraf 'needs US treatment': lawyers

Published on Jan 16, 2014 5:48 PM
Pakistani supporters of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf carry posters bearing his image and shout slogans during a rally in Islamabad on January 15, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Lawyers for former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Thursday told a Pakistani court hearing treason charges against him that the retired general needed medical treatment in the United States.

Musharraf is currently in a military hospital with a heart condition, after falling ill while travelling to the special treason tribunal two weeks ago.

The 70-year-old has yet to appear in person before the three-judge panel, after missing repeated hearings due to security fears and the health scare.

"We have attached a letter with the documents from the doctors of a heart clinic in Texas and they have recommended that he should be shifted to that clinic for further treatment," lawyer Masnoor Ali Khan told the tribunal.

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