Pakistan's Musharraf 'needs US treatment': lawyers
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.