Pervez Musharraf rushed to hospital in Dubai

Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf seen in a hospital room in Dubai in a photo shared by his close friend and political aide Dr Muhammad Amjad on May 31, 2019. Amjad said on June 1, 2019 that the photo is recent and Musharraf is still hospitalized. (Photo handout by Dr Muhammad Amjad)
Updated 02 December 2019

Pervez Musharraf rushed to hospital in Dubai

  • The former military ruler lives a self-exiled life in Dubai
  • Musharraf has been seriously ill, his party leader says 

ISLAMABAD: Former President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has been hospitalized in Dubai, his close aide said on Monday.

The retired military leader, who currently lives in the UAE, reportedly has a serious health condition.

“Musharraf has been seriously ill these days. His health suddenly deteriorated, and he was rushed to a hospital,” Mehrene Adam Malik, the secretary-general of Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), said in a message to the media.

Gen. Musharraf seized power in a bloodless coup on Oct. 12, 1999, when he was serving as the army chief. He stepped down in 2008, amid mass protests. He was later allowed to leave Pakistan in 2016 for health reasons.

On Nov. 27, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) stopped a special court from announcing its verdict in a high treason case against the former president.

The case was filed against Musharraf in 2013 by the then ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The general was charged with subverting the constitution and imposing a state of emergency on Nov. 3, 2007.

He was formally indicted in 2014.

According to the general’s legal team, Musharraf failed to appear in the special court’s hearing due to medical issues. 

Modi's 'supremacist agenda' could lead to massive bloodshed — PM Khan

Updated 12 December 2019

Modi's 'supremacist agenda' could lead to massive bloodshed — PM Khan

  • Lists down a string of anti-Muslim policies pursued by New Delhi in his Twitter post
  • Warns the world that appeasing the Modi administration would only lead to dire consequencespakis

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reiterated that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi was pursuing a “Hindu supremacist agenda,” warning the international community against appeasing the administration in New Delhi since it would lead to dire consequences.
The world “must realize, as appeasement of the genocidal Supremacist agenda of Nazi Germany eventually led to [World War II], Modi’s Hindu Supremacist agenda, accompanied by threats to [Pakistan] under a nuclear overhang, will lead to massive bloodshed & far-reaching consequences,” he said in a Twitter post.
The prime minister also presented a list of anti-Muslim policies pursued by the current Indian administration, starting with the “illegal annexation & continuing siege of [Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir]; then stripping 2 [million] Indian Muslim in Assam of citizenship [and] setting up internment camps; [and] now the passage of Citizenship Amendment Law.”
“As in Nazi Germany,” he continued, “in Modi’s India dissent has been marginalized & the world must step in before it is too late, to counter this Hindu Supremacist agenda of Modi’s India threatening bloodshed & war.”
This is not the first time Khan has compared Modi’s India to Nazi Germany. He made the same assertion in an opinion piece published by The New York Times in August this year.
The Pakistani prime minister repeated the same theme during his United Nations General Assembly speech on September 27.
He also questioned the safety of India’s nuclear weapons in August this year, claiming they had fallen into the hands of “the fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist Modi Govt,” after the Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said New Delhi could revisit its “no first use” policy on nuclear weapons.