Former president Pervez Musharraf is unwell and will not appear in court on January 6, Musharraf’s advocate Ahmed Raza Kasuri said on Sunday.
Speaking to Express News, Kasuri said a request will be submitted in the court, seeking exemption for Musharraf from personally appearing before the bench.
The 70-year-old was taken ill and rushed to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi on January 2 as he was being transported under heavy guard to hear treason charges against him at a special court in Islamabad.
The former military ruler is due to appear in court on January 6 and face treason charges under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and detaining judges of the superior courts.
It is the first time in Pakistan’s history that a former military ruler has been put on trial for treason.