Mr. Musharraf’s body will be repatriated back to Pakistan on a special jet from Dubai on Monday and burial in Karachi (today).
The plane will take off from Al Maktoum Airport and land at Nur Khan Airbase around 11 a.m.
According to sources, Musharraf will be laid to rest in the army cemetery in Karachi.
The Pakistani consulate general in Dubai has also issued a no-objection certificate to facilitate his family’s return home (NOC).
A media report quoted Consul General Hassan Afzal Khan as saying:
“We are in touch with the family and the consulate will facilitate in whatever way it can; the consulate has issued the no-objection certificate.”
Pervez Musharraf served as Pakistan’s army chief for almost nine years (1999-2008).
He became the country’s 10th president in 2001 and held the position until early 2008.
The former leader had survived numerous assassination attempts.
He was found on the front line of the struggle between militant Islamists and the West.
He supported the US “war on terror” after 9/11 despite domestic opposition.
Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s ex-president, dies aged 79
Pakistan’s Former Chief of Army Staff and President Pervez Musharraf passed away on Sunday at 79yrs of age, after a protracted battle with a rare health condition called amyloidosis.
Pervez Musharraf was born in pre-partition Delhi on August 11, 1943. After the partition, his family settled in Karachi where he attended Saint Patrick’s School. Later, he joined the Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul and graduated from the institution in 1964. He was subsequently commissioned into the Pakistan Army.
Musharraf was barred from travelling abroad after his name was placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on Apr 5, 2013.
However, the ex-president’s name was struck off the ECL by the interior ministry and he flew to Dubai on March 17, 2016, to “seek medical treatment”. Following his exit, he did not return until he lived.
In September 2018, it emerged that he was “growing weaker rapidly” due to an unspecified illness.
A month later, it was revealed that he was suffering from amyloidosis, which had affected his mobility. In March 2019, he had a reaction and needed hospitalization.
The man will be remembered for his unflinching take on Pakistan’s security concerns as well as for his good and not-so-good political takes.
Musharraf’s autobiography titled In the Line of Fire was published In 2006.