KARACHI - Former military ruler and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML)General (r) Pervez Musharraf was discharged from PNS Shifa Hospital after being taken to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the medical facility over high blood pressure complaint.

According to details, Pervez Musharraf was rushed to the PNS Shifa Hospital amid tight security when he fainted at his residence on Thursday. The team of doctors tasked to examine the former military dictator conducted various tests to determine the cause of going faint. The doctors said that Musharraf’s blood pressure went up suddenly.

PNS spokesperson Brigadier (r) Akther Zamin said that Musharraf was brought to hospital with high blood pressure. During his stay in hospital, doctors conducted various tests and he was discharged as the reports’ results were normal. He said Musharraf was also kept in intensive care unit (ICU) for a few hours. APML spokesperson, who was present at PNS Shia Hospital told The Nation that APML chief was brought to hospital after he fainted at his residence and doctors panel kept him under observation in intensive care unit (ICU). During the initial treatment, he was also kept on oxygen while the doctors conducted some blood tests. Musharraf had earlier suffered from cardiac pain in Islamabad and was taken to hospital where doctors suggested him an angiography and a request was made to the government to allow former military ruler to travel abroad for his treatment but that request was rejected and he had to stay in Karachi, said Hussain.

He further informed that Mushrraf’s wife was abroad currently while her mother was present at home when his condition got worse.

“We are looking forward for the final decision of the doctors and we will once again going to request the government to allow Musharraf to travel abroad for medical treatment instead of politicising the matter,” he concluded.