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Former Pak Prez Musharraf suffering with unspecified ailment: APML leader

Islamabad, Oct 1: All Pakistan Muslim League leader, Dr Muhammad Amjad said that the former Pakistan President Retired Gen Pervez Musharraf is growing ‘weaker’ rapidly due to an unspecified illness and hence cannot return to Pakistan to face the treason case against him, said a report in the Pakistan daily The Dawn.

The former dictator who was indicted for suspending the constitution had left Pakistan way back in 2016 to seek medical treatment. Dr Amjad, a close aide of Musharraf linked former president’s absence to a new ailment for which he has to travel London frequently.

"Pervez Musharraf had a fracture in his spine, for which he got treated in the USA. But nowadays he is being treated for a separate ailment. For this, he has to go to London after every three months”, said Dr Amjad.

He said that he cannot disclose anything about the ailment at this stage but would definitely present the ailments documentation in the courts. Dr Amjad had recently resigned from the post of chairman APML. Worried about Musharaff’s falling health, Dr Amjad urged the Pakistan government to provide a free and fair trial for the former president.

It may be noted that Pervez Musharraf has been declared a proclaimed offender from the time he left Pakistan in March 2016, with a special court now considering ways to extradite him.UNI