X Close

Regional

Published: Monday January 6, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday January 6, 2014 MYT 8:58:26 AM

Ailing Musharraf will not appear in treason court

ISLAMABAD: A lawyer representing Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said the retired general would not make a scheduled appearance at his treason trial because of an ongoing illness.

The 70-year-old was rushed to a military hospital on Thursday after developing what a police official called a “heart problem” while being taken to hear treason charges against him at a special tribunal.

“Everyone is aware of his sickness. The whole world knows that he is in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and the court also knows that,” lawyer Ahmed Raza Kasuri said.

“We just have to make an oral request in the court that since he is not well, his presence should be dispensed with,” Kasuri said. — AFP

Tags / Keywords: World, world

advertisement

  1. Tokyo-bound MAS flight turns back to KLIA 50min after departure
  2. Muktadil brothers behind Sabah kidnappings, say police
  3. PKR Congress: Ceremony for MH17 victims excessive, claims party leader
  4. No point having RM3bil if people’s welfare not taken care of, says Wan Azizah
  5. MH17: Waiting ends as some find closure amid full military honours at KLIA
  6. Oh, the pain of the children
  7. MH17 day of mourning: A minute’s silence observed at 10.55am
  8. MH17: Day of mourning photo gallery
  9. Grabbing a slice of a hot market
  10. A father’s enduring love

advertisement

advertisement