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Pervez Musharraf laid to rest

The former president, who passed away on February 5 in Dubai, will be buried at an army cemetery close to Kala Pull, according to Tahir Hussain, a spokesman for the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).

The former army leaders Qamar Javed Bajwa, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, and Aslam Beg attended the funeral together with General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

The APML spokeswoman told Dawn.com that politicians such as former federal information minister Javed Jabbar, PSP’s Mustafa Kamal, PML-N leader Amir Muqam, PTI leader and former governor of Sindh Imran Ismail, former FBR chairman Shabbir Zaidi, and Musharraf’s son Bilal were also there.

Musharraf’s body was transported by special aircraft from Dubai and arrived at the Karachi airport on Monday night.

The old terminal at Karachi Airport was sealed off by MP workers who had been captured by Pakistan Rangers hours before the jet touched down. En route to the cantonment, there was also evidence of heavy security.

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An earlier NOC for the repatriation of the body of the former military ruler was issued by the Pakistani consulate general in Dubai.

Musharraf passed away in Dubai at the age of 79 after a protracted fight with the rare disease amyloidosis. Musharraf, who stole power following a coup in October 1999 and ruled Pakistan until 2008, had usurped power after a coup.



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