Former Pak President Pervez Musharraf To Be Laid To Rest In Karachi: Reports
The body of former Pakistani army chief General Pervez Musharraf will be laid to rest in Karachi, and will be repatriated on a special flight that will leave Dubai on Monday, the press reported.
Musharraf, the architect of the Kargil War of 1999, died on Sunday in Dubai after a long illness.
The 79-year-old former soldier, who has been in the UAE since 2016, is being treated for amyloidosis at the American Hospital in Dubai.
Mr. Musharraf’s body will be laid to rest in Karachi and will be brought back to Pakistan on a special flight that will leave Dubai on Monday, according to Dawn newspaper.
However, the Pakistani government has not made an official statement on the date and location of the former president’s burial.
Meanwhile, Khaleej Times reported that the Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai has issued a certificate of no objection (NOC) to repatriate his body to Pakistan.
“We are in contact with the family and the consulate will facilitate in any way possible; the consulate has issued a certificate of no objection,” a media report quoted Consul General Hassan Afzal Khan as saying.
Musharraf took power by overthrowing Sharif in a bloodless coup in 1999.
He served as the president of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008.
Musharraf, born in New Delhi in 1943 and fleeing to Pakistan in 1947, was the last military dictator to rule Pakistan. PTI AKJ Virtual Machine Virtual Machine
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