Former Pakistan military leader Pervez Musharraf, who has been living in Dubai since 2016, is expected to return to Pakistan soon.
According to sources, Musharraf is expected to return to Pakistan by air ambulance and will continue his treatment in the country after the former dictator’s health deteriorated last week, Geo News reported.
Sources also confirmed that Musharraf’s family has agreed to the decision. His family has decided to shift him to Pakistan.
The former President is undergoing treatment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the last six years.
Following news of Musharraf’s ill health, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), a key stakeholder in the coalition government, and the military leadership said the former president should be brought to the country if he wanted to return. , reported Geo News.
PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif last week asked the coalition government to facilitate Musharraf if he wanted to return to Pakistan, saying he had no “personal enmity or feud” with the former dictator.
The three-time prime minister said on Twitter, “I have no personal enmity or feud with Pervez Musharraf. I don’t want anyone else to suffer the trauma I have for my loved ones.”
The Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Babar Iftikhar, also said that the military leadership is of the view that the former army chief should return to Pakistan.
DG ISPR said during an interview to a private television channel, ‘In such a situation, the stand of the institution and leadership is that Pervez Musharraf should return.
Earlier, Musharraf expressed his desire to spend “the rest of his life” in his home country, local media reported.
The Express Tribune newspaper reported that the ailing former president wants to return to Pakistan as soon as possible.
Musharraf has been hospitalized for the last three weeks due to health issues.
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