Mushar­raf hos­pi­talised as health de­te­ri­o­rates: APML

Spe­cial court had or­dered the for­mer mil­i­tary ruler to record his state­ment in high trea­son case by Dec 5

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DUBAI: For­mer mil­i­tary ruler Gen­eral (retd) Pervez Mushar­raf was hos­pi­talised in Dubai af­ter his health de­te­ri­o­rated on Mon­day, days ahead of a hear­ing sched­uled in high-trea­son case against him.

“For­mer pres­i­dent Gen­eral [re­tired] Pervez Mushar­raf was rushed to hos­pi­tal af­ter his health sud­denly de­te­ri­o­rated. For­mer pres­i­dent’s health has been very poor these days and is re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal treat­ment in Dubai..,” said Mehrene Ma­lik Adam, sec­re­tary-gen­eral All Pak­istan Mus­lim League (APML).

A spe­cial court in Islamabad had or­dered the for­mer mil­i­tary ruler to record his state­ment in the high trea­son case by De­cem­ber 5, 2019.

It was sched­uled to is­sue its ver­dict on Novem­ber 28 but the Islamabad High Court barred it from an­nounc­ing the de­ci­sion fol­low­ing a pe­ti­tion filed by the in­te­rior min­istry.

The for­mer dic­ta­tor, who left for UAE in 2016 on ac­count of med­i­cal treat­ment, has not re­turned since.

He is on trial for “sub­vert­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion” by pro­mul­gat­ing state of emer­gency in the coun­try on Novem­ber 3, 2007. Ac­cord­ing to Ar­ti­cle 6 of the 1973 Con­sti­tu­tion, any per­son who ab­ro­gates or sub­verts or sus­pends or holds in abeyance, or at­tempts or con­spires to ab­ro­gate or sub­vert or sus­pend or hold in abeyance, the Con­sti­tu­tion by use of force or show of force or by any other un­con­sti­tu­tional means shall be guilty of high trea­son.

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