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Pakistani Court Says No Treatment Abroad For Musharraf

A supporter of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf holds up posters bearing his image during a rally in Islamabad on January 15.
A court trying Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason has refused to allow him to go abroad for medical treatment.

The court said on January 31 that it had no authority to lift Musharraf's travel ban.

It also issued a warrant for Musharraf's arrest and ordered him to appear at the next hearing, on February 7.

Musharraf is facing treason charges, which can carry the death penalty, over his imposition of a state of emergency in 2007 while he was president.

He also faces an array of other charges related to his 1999-2008 rule, including in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December 2007.

Musharraf has been in a military hospital since reportedly falling ill with heart trouble while traveling to the special treason tribunal on January 2.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP