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Gen. (Retd) Musharraf to be buried in Karachi’s army graveyard tomorrow

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Former military dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf will be buried in Karachi on Tuesday.

His funeral ceremony is being held on Tuesday in Karachi Cantt, after which he will be buried in army’s graveyard in Karachi.

A special UAE’s plane is reaching Karachi today with dead body of Musharraf and his family members.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Embassy in the UAE issued a no objection certificate for the repatriation of the body of Musharraf at the request of his family. Sehba Musharraf, wife of Gen. (Retd) Musharraf, son Bilal and daughter Ayla are reaching Karachi in the special plane carrying the body.

Musharraf passed away on Sunday in a private hospital in Dubai at the age of 79. He was undergoing treatment at American Hospital Dubai.

Moreover, 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.

Javed Mahmood
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