Ex-Pak Prez Pervez Musharraf hospitalised

Former military ruler of Pakistan, retired Gen Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment, his party said on Sunday. The former president was rushed to the hospital as an "emergency" on Saturday night after his condition suddenly worsened, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Secretary-General Mehrene Adam Malik said.

APML Overseas President Afzaal Siddiqui told DawnNewsTV that Musharraf had suffered a reaction from amyloidosis, a rare condition for which the former president has been receiving medical care. According to the party, the former military ruler has been advised complete bed rest by doctors till his full recovery. The party asked people to pray for Musharraf’s health. Family members of the former president have also appealed to the people of Pakistan to pray for his health.

Musharraf has been in exile in Dubai and London since 2016 and faces several cases in court. Recently, Pakistan's top court sought a reply from the Pakistan government on the steps taken to ensure the return of former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf to face the high treason case trial. Hearing a plea by the Lahore High Court Bar Association over delay in trial of Musharraf by the special court in the treason case, a three-bench bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said, "Should the government become hostage to a suspect? If a suspect does not appear, then does the court become helpless?"