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Pakistani Court Demands Musharraf Medical Report

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
A special court set up to try Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason has demanded a medical report after he missed another court hearing.

A lawyer representing Musharraf said on January 5 that his client would not make a scheduled appearance at his treason trial on January 6 because of an ongoing heart ailment.

Musharraf was rushed to a military hospital on January 2 after reportedly falling ill.

Ahmed Raza Kasuri, Musharraf’s lawyer, said he hoped the trial would now "exempt his personal presence."

He said Musharraf's health problems are well known.

Musharraf is accused of treason for suspending the constitution and imposing emergency rule in November 2007.

Musharraf has dismissed the charge as politically motivated.

He also faces several other charges in separate cases relating to his rule from 1999 to 2008.

Based on reporting by AFP and