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Pakistan's Musharraf rushed to hospital with 'heart problem"

Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 01:03

Jan. 2 - Local media reports that Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is rushed to hospital with a ''heart problem'' on the way to court. Sarah Toms reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 These images show Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf being taken to hospital with a suspected heart problem. He was on his way to court for his treason trial, related to his decision to suspend the constitution and impose emergency rule in 2007. Musharraf denies the charges and says all the accusations against him are politically motivated. The nature of his reported heart condition is not yet clear. But one of his lawyers said the 70-year-old has been transferred to a cardiology hospital in Rawalpindi. SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) LAWYER FOR FORMER MILITARY RULER PERVEZ MUSHARRAF, AHMED RAZA QASURI, SAYING "He has been moved to AFIC, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, where he is admitted. I pray to Allah for his early recovery." It's the third time the former president has failed to appear in court following two earlier security scares. He's the first Pakistani former military ruler to face trial for treason. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to death or life in prison.

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Pakistan's Musharraf rushed to hospital with 'heart problem"

Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 01:03