Musharraf hospitalised

Former Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf was hospitalised in Dubai after he developed heart and blood pressure related complications, his party sources have confirmed.

Earlier on Monday, television channels showed footage of the former President being taken to the Dubai American Hospital on a stretcher, citing emergency treatment requirement which was later confirmed by sources in his All Pakistan Muslim League, Dawn news reported.

He has some serious health issues and lately had been complaining of some pain in the chest, and anxiety, said the party's spokesman. 'The doctors visited him at his place of stay and recommended immediate admission to avoid any further complications. The former President has undergone a few tests which will help determine the state of his health,' he said.

Last week, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) set aside an order of a special court that a final verdict in Gen Musharraf's high treason case would be announced on 28 November, giving another opportunity to the former army chief for his defence and to the federal government to address loopholes, if any, in the prosecution.