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Ex-Pakistan leader Musharraf in hospital ahead of trial

2 January 2014 Last updated at 11:42 GMT

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been taken to hospital with a suspected heart problem on his way to court for his treason trial.

Officials told the court the 70-year-old was transferred to the Armed Forces Cardiology Hospital in Rawalpindi.

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool said that the day's events had raised "a great deal of suspicion" among people who felt Mr Musharraf's illness could be a ruse to avoid facing court.

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