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Lawyer: Pakistan's ex-president Musharraf advised to go to US for medical treatment
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:26 AM EST
A lawyer for Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf who is on trial for high treason says his client has been advised to go to the U.S. for medical treatment.
Musharraf is a patient at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi. He was taken there after suffering a "heart problem" on the way to a court hearing.
The high treason case relates to his 2007 decision to impose a state of emergency and detain a number of judges.
Musharraf returned to Pakistan in 2013 hoping for a political comeback but instead got embroiled in court cases relating to his near-decade in power.