Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawyer representing Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the United States for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

The development is the latest twist in a series of legal cases Musharraf has faced since returning to Pakistan nearly a year ago. It came as the retired general failed yet again to appear in court.

The lawyer submitted a letter to the court from a doctor at the Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas. The letter asked that Musharraf be transferred to the hospital.

Musharraf is currently a patient at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi, just outside of the capital, Islamabad.

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