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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Pervez Musharraf likely to visit Karachi for treatment today

Islamabad: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is likely to reach Karachi from Islamabad for a treatment amid tight security arrangements in the metropolis.

According to reports, Musharraf will be shifted to PNS Shifa Karachi for better treatment arrangements.
The reports said that Musharraf would meet family, friends and the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) office-bearers during in his Karachi visit.
The reports further said the reason behind Musharraf’s Karachi visit is serious security threat in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Musharraf overthrew the government of Nawaz Sharif — elected to power again in May this year — in a bloodless military coup in October 1999, but a year later the Supreme Court validated the take-over.
During the 2007 period of emergency rule he suspended the constitution and parliament, and sacked top judges who declared his actions unconstitutional and illegal.
Musharraf faces an array of criminal charges dating back to his 1999-2008 rule, including for the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in December 2007.
Despite being on bail in all other charges, Musharraf remains under guard at his Islamabad farmhouse because of Taliban threats to his life, and is unable to leave Pakistan as his name appears on a government control list.

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