Islamabad: The special court conducting the trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for high treason on Thursday has decided not to issue arrest warrant due to his health and the hearing has been postponed till Monday.
Early today, the court asked the lawyers panel why Musharaf not reached the court yet?
Then, DIG Security Jan Mohammad informed the special court that Musharraf had fallen ill with a “heart problem” while being transported to the hearing under heavy guard.
Musharraf was rushed to hospital Thursday after suffering a “heart problem” on his way to court, in the latest dramatic twist in his treason trial.
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.
As the general underwent tests at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi, the garrison city neighbouring Islamabad, a source from his camp said efforts were under way to fly him out of Pakistan.