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Musharraf wants to undergo treatment abroad: Report

Islamabad: Former dictator Pervez Musharraf has refused to undergo an angiography in Pakistan and wants to go abroad for treatment, media reports today quoted a medical board as saying in a report submitted to a
PTI January 24, 2014 17:02 IST
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Islamabad: Former dictator Pervez Musharraf has refused to undergo an angiography in Pakistan and wants to go abroad for treatment, media reports today quoted a medical board as saying in a report submitted to a special court.  

Though the board's report was presented to the court in a sealed cover, details of it were leaked and reported by several news channels. Express News, which said it obtained the report, quoted it as saying that Musharraf's health is such that a heart attack could be “life-threatening”.  

The medical board was set up by the special court, which is conducting Musharraf's treason trial, to assess the 70-year-old former military ruler's health condition after he was admitted to hospital on January 2 with heart problems.  

The court said the medical board's report will be subjected to cross-examination on January 29, following which it will announce its decision on Musharraf's appearance for hearings.

The report stated Musharraf was unwilling to get an angiography done in Pakistan as the cardiac support system in the country is “not up to standard”, Express News reported.