Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease that has weakened his nervous system, his party has said.
General Musharraf (retd), 75, who has been living in Dubai since March 2016, is facing the treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007, a punishable offence for which he was indicted in 2014.
A conviction for high treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment. The former army chief left for Dubai for medical treatment and has not returned since, citing security and health reasons.
Musharraf was rushed to the hospital as an “emergency” on Saturday night after his condition suddenly worsened, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Secretary-General Mehrene Adam Malik said on Sunday.
APML Overseas President Afzaal Siddiqui told DawnNewsTV that Musharraf had suffered a reaction from amyloidosis, a rare condition for which the former president had been receiving medical care.