Pervez Musharraf's Body To Be Repatriated Today

Pervez Musharraf's Body To Be Repatriated Today
The body of former military ruler, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf will be repatriated from Dubai today.

According to Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Pakistan's missions in the UAE are in contact with the missions in the country to facilitate the transportation.

Musharraf, breathed his last at 79 in Dubai. He was said to be suffering from a rare, amyloidosis disease.

Meanwhile, reports in the media suggest that the former president will be laid to rest in Karachi, and a special flight will be arranged in this regard.

The reports also stated that the Cons­ulate General of Pakistan in Dubai has also issued an NOC with an aim to facilitate the family.

While pouring in condolences, the military and the political parties expressed grief on the demise.


Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf was the 10th president of Pakistan. He was born on August 11, 1943, in Delhi, British India. He joined the Pakistan Army in 1964 and fought in the wars of 1965 and 1971 with valor and courage.

On October 7, 1998, he was promoted to the rank of chief of the army staff. Musharraf’s childhood period was spent in Turkey, as his father was appointed in Ankara.

General (retd) Pervez Musharraf joined the Pakistan Military Academy in 1961 and became a second lieutenant in 1964. During a war with India in 1965, Musharraf was among those officers who received a certificate of honour for their bravery. Musharraf served as a company commander in the Pakistan Army during the 1971 war with India.

He was promoted to the rank of major general in 1991. He became chief of army staff on October 7, 1998, and was appointed as chairman joint chief of staff on April 9, 1999.

On October 12, 1999, the then prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, sacked Musharraf and announced a new army chief, after which General (retd) Pervez Musharraf took over the reins of the country.

On June 20, 2001, Musharraf became president of the country. On April 30, a referendum was conducted in favour of Pervez Musharraf. In 2003, he faced two assassination attacks, but he remained safe, luckily.

Musharraf’s book “In the Line of Fire” was released in September 2006. On August 18, 2008, he announced his resignation in an address to the nation.