Former Pak Musharraf president was admitted to the Dubai hospital

ISLAMABAD: President (retired) Pervez Musharraf was admitted to a hospital on Monday in Dubai due to serious health problems.

According to medical reports, Musharraf suffers a heart problem and has a blood pressure problem, Pakistan Today reported.

Since 2016, Musharraf has been living in a self-imposed exile in Dubai for seeking medical treatment and has not returned to the country since. He is wanted by authorities in connection to the case filed against him.

Last month, the (IHC) prevented the special court from announcing the verdict on the matter. The order arrived before a special court was scheduled to announce the verdict based on the available record.

The IHC was hearing a petition filed by the Pakistan government seeking an adjournment of the verdict's announcement. A similar petition was also filed by Musharraf in the Lahore High Court.

The court has also ordered the government to notify a new prosecutor or prosecution team in the case of treason before December 5. He has also asked the special court to set a date to provide a reasonable opportunity for a hearing to the notified prosecutor or the prosecution team and the lawyer appointed for Musharraf.

On November 19, the special court concluded the trial process in the case of high treason against Musharraf for declaring a state emergency on November 3, 2007. The former leader's trial has been pending since December 2013 when he was registered in the case.

Musharraf was indicted on March 31, 2014, and the prosecution had tabled the entire evidence before the special court in September the same year. However, due to litigation at appellate forums, the trial of the former president lingered on and he left Pakistan in March 2016 "to seek medical treatment."

The retired general was declared a fugitive that year because he did not appear in court despite repeated summons and court directives issued to the Federal Investigation Agency to arrest him.

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