Spinal cord pain: Musharraf discharged from hospital after checkup

Published: February 11, 2016
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Parvez Musharraf in hospital on Tursday. PHOTO: TWITTER/@_Mansoor_Ali

Parvez Musharraf in hospital on Tursday. PHOTO: TWITTER/@_Mansoor_Ali

KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf was rushed to the PNS Shifa Hospital with sudden pain in his spinal cord Thursday evening.

He remained under medical observation for more than four hours and was later discharged on doctors’ advice.

According to one of his near friends, Musharraf had no chest pain or heart related complication.

“The pain was so acute [in his spinal cord] that the former president was rushed to the hospital and remained in the intensive care unit for a few hours,” he said, adding, “He is in stable condition now.”

Pervez Musharraf acquitted in Akbar Bugti murder case

Musharraf was taken back to home after a medical examination, he added. “He could be looked after better at home,” the aide said.

The former president on January 18 was acquitted in the murder case of Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Bugti was killed in a military operation in 2006.

Reader Comments (18)

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Feb 11, 2016 - 7:35PM

    Waiting to hear the good news!Recommend

  • Lion King
    Feb 11, 2016 - 7:36PM

    No sympathy for the one who cursed this country with NRORecommend

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Feb 11, 2016 - 7:52PM

    He has always been known to enjoy his drink. Take it easy on the glass dude.Recommend

  • Dajjal
    Feb 11, 2016 - 7:59PM

    Nawaz Sharif should visit him in the hospital….Recommend

  • Fahad
    Feb 11, 2016 - 8:22PM

    Get well soon sir.Recommend

  • ahmad
    Feb 11, 2016 - 9:59PM

    haha.. this is funny guy is on oxygen for spinal pain and is in personal clothes inside an ICU.
    maybe something is fishy here or a court hearing/warrant in coming days..Recommend

  • buba
    Feb 11, 2016 - 10:30PM

    He apparently had time to wash up and wear some pretty nice clothes before rushing to the hospital – also had time to arrange for PR team to take some photos. Historically his hospital visits tend to coincide with upcoming court appearances.Recommend

  • Ibs
    Feb 11, 2016 - 11:36PM

    Get well soon sir !Recommend

  • anopperessedbaloch
    Feb 12, 2016 - 12:04AM

    The killer of tens of thousands of innocent Afghans, Kashmiris and Baloch should not be mourned if he passes away. He doesn’t deserve a peaceful death.Recommend

  • Azmat Ali
    Feb 12, 2016 - 12:17AM

    This chap is on ECL, right? Hmmm. Now that the “Maulana” has pardoned him, he needs a medical reason to leave the country. Keep your eyes peeled for the ex-Commando to be crying with pain soon, needing urgent medical treatment abroad. Recommend

  • Blithe
    Feb 12, 2016 - 1:00AM

    Sector in charge of mqm who took over the country by force Recommend

  • Naim
    Feb 12, 2016 - 1:21AM

    @Lion King:some people don’t stop crying NRO,NRO
    The people of Pakistan were given a Democratic choice to vote for whom ever they wish,they weren’t happy with General Musharraf’s economic progress,they actually believed the corrupt PPP,PMLN lies of promises of Pakistan progressing, if you vote us into power,plenty of poor illiterate,some corrupt elite class people are devoted PPP,PMLN followers,at the end of the day people of Pakistan vote the corrupt into power,NRO didn’t force the people to vote for PPP or PMLN,Musharraf gave the people a choice to vote for him or Pakistan’s two largest political parties.Recommend

  • allaisa
    Feb 12, 2016 - 1:57AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Good news? Of his death?Recommend

  • allaisa
    Feb 12, 2016 - 1:58AM

    This is fake. I have never seen a patient in a hospital dressed like that.Recommend

  • Quresh
    Feb 12, 2016 - 2:05AM

    PEOPLE………… We are all human. If someone get sick, please pray for him/her.Recommend

  • Allah Rukha
    Feb 12, 2016 - 4:31AM

    @Lion King:
    No sympathy for the one who cursed this country with NRO

    And you elected those NRO beneficiaries, democratically! Recommend

  • Kksr
    Feb 12, 2016 - 7:04AM

    @Quresh:
    Is he truly sick? He faked it many times. Even if it’s true now, he lost the sympathy. Recommend

  • Feb 12, 2016 - 9:43PM

    Oxygen for back pain, what type of doctors treating him. Discharged within two hours of admission in ICU…..a comedy movie scene.Recommend

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