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Former Army Chief Pervez Musharraf laid to rest in Karachi

Former Army Chief Pervez Musharraf laid to rest in Karachi

Former Army Chief Pervez Musharraf laid to rest in Karachi

Former president Pervez Musharraf laid to rest in Karachi

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  • Pervez Musharraf was laid to rest in Army Graveyard, Karachi
  • His funeral prayers were held with full military honours
  • Musharraf passed away at age of 79 in Dubai
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KARACHI: Former President of Pakistan and Army Chief General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s funeral prayers have been offered in Malir Cantonment.

The former chief of army staff’s funeral prayer was held at the Malir Cantonment’s Polo Ground, shortly before his burial took place. He was laid to rest later in the army graveyard with full military honours.

The funeral prayer was attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Sahir Shamshad, former army chiefs Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa and Gen (retd) Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Mustafa Kamal, Farooq Sattar, Aminul Haque, Faisal Subzwari, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Amir Muqam, and other noted personalities were also present.

The mortal remains of the former military ruler were brought to Karachi on Monday night in a special plane from the UAE. The widow of the ex-army chief and their children were also flown in.

Pervez Musharraf had been undergoing treatment for an ailment at an American Hospital Dubai. The 79-year-old former president and chief of army staff had been suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body.

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The former military ruler left the country in March 2016 for Dubai to seek medical treatment and didn’t return to Pakistan since.

He  was born on August 11, 1943, in Delhi and completed his early education at St Patrick’s High School in Karachi and passed away at the age of 79.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad, and tri-services chiefs expressed heartfelt condolences on the former army chief’s demise.

“CJCSC and services chiefs express heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of General Pervez Musharraf, former president, CJCSC and chief of army staff. May Allah bless the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family,” the military’s media wing said.

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