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Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s body to be repatriated today

Doctors have suggested an immediate burial after the body reaches Pakistan. Pervez Musharraf will be buried at a Karachi graveyard where his father was laid to rest. 

Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf passed away on Sunday after battling a prolonged illness. His body will be repatriated to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today (Monday).

According to the details, Pervez Musharraf’s body has been kept at the mortuary of a hospital in Dubai. It will be airlifted to Pakistan via a special jet at 11:30 am. The plane will land in Rawalpindi.

Doctors have suggested an immediate burial after the body reaches Pakistan. Pervez Musharraf will be buried at a Karachi graveyard where his father was laid to rest.

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A no-objection certificate was issued by the Pakistani embassy in the UAE for the repatriation of Pervez Musharraf’s body at the request of his family. The former military leader’s wife, Sehba Musharraf, son Bilal Musharraf and daughter Ayla Musharraf will bring the deceased’s body to Pakistan.

Nation condoles death of Pervez Musharraf

The former president died at the age of 79 during treatment at American Hospital Dubai of his prolonged ailment. He was being treated for amyloidosis which is the name for a group of rare, serious conditions caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body.

As soon as his death was reported, condolences from Pakistan’s political and military sphere poured in. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif as well as the chief of army staff offered their condolences over his demise.

“I offer my condolences to the family of General (retired) Pervez Musharraf. May the departed soul rest in peace!” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted.

In a statement issued immediately after the news of his demise, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Sahir Shamshad and all the services chiefs expressed their heartfelt condolences. “May Allah bless the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family,” the military’s media wing said.

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PML-N Supreme leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whose government was dislodged by Pervez Musharraf in 1999, also condoled the death via his Twitter account.