Pakistan News Service

Sunday Jun 24, 2018, Shawwal 10, 1439 Hijri
Logo Logo
Pakistan News Home -> Tribune Corner -> News Details

Musharraf will leave country by January end: US media

09 January, 2014

  Related News  
Former President Musharraf appears in special court, but not indicted
Musharraf's non-appearance annoys special court
  Related Articles  
Musharraf Should be Pardoned
By Saeed Qureshi
Musharraf's Indictment and the Related Questions
By Saeed Qureshi
  Related Speakout  
Musharraf and Judge`s Case
Musharraf`s Impeachment
  More on this View All
  Related News Poll

WASHINGTON: Citing credible sources in Pakistan, US media claimed on Wednesday that Pervez Musharraf will soon leave Pakistan for medical treatment.

Separate reports in Los Angeles Times and CBSNEWS, quoting unnamed security and intelligence officials, claimed that Musharraf may leave the country by the end of this month. "It is good for everybody - including Musharraf - that he would go out of the country," LA Times quoted a senior security official in Islamabad, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.

Similarly, CBSNEWS also quoted an unnamed family member and intelligence official as saying that the former military dictator is expected to leave the country for medical treatment in exile by the end of January. Last Thursday, Musharraf was rushed to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi after complaining of chest pains while being driven to the court where his high treason trial was due to begin.

The special court trying Musharraf said Tuesday it was examining a medical report to decide whether Musharraf can be excused from appearing in court while he remains hospitalised. The treason charges, which carry the death penalty or life imprisonment under Pakistan's laws, relate to events in 2007 when Musharraf, while serving as Pakistan's president and military commander, imposed a nationwide state of emergency and oversaw the arrests of several judges and civil society activists.


 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Military Courts
Imran - Qadri long march
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Pakistan itself a victim of state-sponsored terrorism: Qamar Bajwa
Should You Try Napping During the Workday?
Suggested Sites