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Pakistan's Musharraf under 'tremendous pressure'

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is in hospital after his lawyers said he suffered chest pains on his way to court for his treason trial.

The 70-year-old was transferred to the Armed Forces Cardiology Hospital in Rawalpindi and is undergoing tests.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Musharraf's lawyer, Ahmad Raza Qasuri, said that his client was under "tremendous pressure" and denied that his illness was a ruse to avoid facing trial.

  • 02 Jan 2014
  • From the section Asia
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