Earlier, it was reported that Pervez Musharraf has left the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiolgy (AFIC) for appearance in the special court as against the reports that his BP suddenly shot up, shifted to the ICU and there was 50/50 chance of his appearance in the court.
Musharraf is likely to face indictment in the high treason case today.
Musharraf had to rush to the AFIC on Jan 2 after he suffered chest pain while he was on his way to the special court. Initially, he was kept in the ICU but was later shifted to a room.
Late on Saturday, Musharraf was again moved to the AFIC’s ICU after his condition deteriorated due to stress upon receiving the news of his mother's illness, who is currently hospitalized in Sharjah and is suffering from respiratory complications.
Earlier, non-bailable arrest warrant for Musharraf were issued in case he failed to appear before the court today.
For his appearance in the special court today, three different routes were set up by the capital police before Musharraf’s departure from AFIC.
A police squad and commandos had reached AFIC early in the morning to escort Musharraf to the court's premises.
For the former president’s security, three thousand police and Rangers personnel were deployed on the routes. The police squad is being headed by Superintendent Police Islamabad Mustanser Feroz and strict security measures were also in place outside AFIC.
Meanwhile, Musharraf’s lawyer Ahmad Raza Kasuri told media that defence lawyers would not appear in court as the case had taken on a political nature.
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