General Pervez Musharraf is facing a trial for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution and Section 2 of the High Treason Act on a complaint moved by the federal government. The trial court was scheduled to record retired Gen Musharraf’s statement under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code to complete the treason trial but due to his medical reasons he couldn’t make it and has appealed the court to adjourn his hearing until the end of Ramadan. Which the court has considered and adjourned the trial till the 12th of June.
His medical report along with picture evidence of him in a hospital bed has been submitted by the council. The former 10th president of Pakistan is suffering from several diseases out of some have been said to be life-threatening. The 76-year-old Gen Musharraf, according to the council is in such a bad condition that has made it hard for him to even move and has been admitted to the hospital 40 times in last two years.
Gen Musharraf was extremely apologetic for the inconvenience he caused by not appearing in court
A user tweeted pictures of Gen Musharraf updating the masses on his situation with the court and health. Pakistanis had mixed reactions to this news and were quite vocal in what they had to say regarding the scenario at hand.
New pics of General Musharraf from hospital bed in Dubai. He has filed an appeal for post Ramadan appearance. SC had ordered treason trial court to decide the case if Musharraf fails to turn up. Detailed story on https://t.co/BnvDlQ1CMA https://t.co/J0lsKpWbnF pic.twitter.com/tgmGiKYEYr
— Matiullah Jan (@Matiullahjan919) May 1, 2019
Someone just called him out as a coward for pretending to be sick every time the court summons him. An Extreme sport of most of our politicians. However, Mr. Musharraf does look frail and ill.
Seems like a scene from munna bhai mbbs, whenever court summons him, he jumps over a hospital bed and the irony is: all his life he had been talking about manliness.
— Rumi (@fleetherequiem) May 1, 2019
How do you know he did that by himself?
This guy can dye his hair then I think he is fit enough to face the trial
— Chowkidar Vaibhav Gehlot (@RajCM_ka_Beta) May 1, 2019
This user is asking everyone to take Mr.Musharraf’s condition as a lesson.
استغفراللّٰہ ! کیسے کیسے طاقتور انسان جب الله پکڑ میں آتے ہیں تو حالات اور مجبوریاں انکا کیا حشر کر دیتی ہیں یہ جنرل ر پرویز مشرف کی تصاویر دیکھ کر عبرت پکڑیں
— Aalia Khan? (@aalia_dr) May 1, 2019
He is asked to behave like a General he once was and face the courts, also suggesting that his BP and pulse seems to be great for a man his age by a Twitter user.
90/130 blood pressure with a pulse of 77 is really good at his age. He seems fit, after all he was a general in the best army in the world and should behave like one & face the courts!
— Ordinary Pakistani (@PakHacktivist) May 2, 2019
Gen Musharraf was called a ‘Firoun’ and was cursed; this user is not coming slow with their remarks on Musharraf drinking with his left hand and giving up Aafia Siddique to the US. Heavy!
How shameful. The firoun is drinking with his left hand. Lying on a bed. May Allah's curse be upon this Pharoah who thought he could give life and death to people. May Allah free Aafia Siddiqui etc who he sold to USA.
— Muhammad (@NxtBatman) May 1, 2019
Hate aside the user says he looks ill and is suffering from a serious ailment.
I am his biggest hater, but he is ill looking . Suffering from something chronic disease
— کڑوا سچ (@KarwhaSuch) May 1, 2019
Although the hearing has been postponed till June 12th, if even then he fails to appear and face trial, the court has the liberty to proceed against him in his absence under Section 9 of the High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973, the top court had held. Hopefully, Gen Musharraf recovers and is able to attend court.