Highly stressed Musharraf lands in ICU, court appearance unlikely

Published March 31, 2014
Former president, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. -File Photo
Former president, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. -File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Former president, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) after his condition deteriorated due to high stress, DawnNews reported on late Sunday night.

Meanwhile, non-bailable arrests warrant for the former dictator have been issued in case he fails to appear before the court on Monday for the hearing of a treason case against him.

The arrest warrant was delivered at the AIFC on Saturday.

Talking to DawnNews, his lawyer Rana Ijaz said that he was informed by Musharraf's staff that the former general has been shifted to the ICU.

Musharraf is said to be severely stressed following the illness of his mother who is currently hospitalised in Sharjah after suffering respiratory issues.

He was stressed out after hearing about his mother's ill health and this led to an increase in his blood pressure, sources said.

Meanwhile, sources close to Musharraf said that he will appear in court as soon as he feels better.


Security plans finalised


A security plan has been finalised for Musharraf's possible court appearance in the treason case today (Monday).

Sources said that over 2,000 police and security personnel including special branch officials, commandos and Rangers will be on duty.

Former information minister Pervez Rasheed said that Musharraf is currently under the court's custody and only the court will decide his future.

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