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Pakistan's Musharraf rushed to hospital with 'heart problem': police

Published on Jan 2, 2014 3:40 PM
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Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf addresses foreign media representatives at his farmhouse in Islamabad, on Dec 29, 2013. Musharraf was rushed to hospital on Thursday after suffering a "heart problem" on his way to court for a hearing in his trial for treason, police and an aide said. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was rushed to hospital on Thursday after suffering a "heart problem" on his way to court for a hearing in his treason case.

The 70-year-old had been summoned to the special tribunal in Islamabad after failing to show up for two previous sessions due to security threats against him.

Musharraf's team says the allegations, which relate to his imposition of emergency rule in November 2007, are politically motivated and his lawyers have challenged the authority of the three-judge tribunal.

Jan Mohammad, a senior police official, told the court in Islamabad that Musharraf had fallen ill while being transported to the hearing under heavy security.

 
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