Ex-president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf may return to Pakistan via an air ambulance and his will treatment continue in the country, sources said Friday, following the deteriorating health of the former dictator last week.
Musharraf’s family has made the decision to send him to Pakistan. The former president has been in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the past six years seeking medical attention.
Following the news of Musharraf’s bad health, PML-N, an important stakeholder in the coalition government, and the military leadership had said that the former president should be taken into the country if he wants to return.
PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif last week called upon the coalition government to facilitate Musharraf’s return to Pakistan, adding that he has no “personal hostility or dispute” with the ex-dictator.
The Director-General of Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), Major-General Babar Iftikhar, also said that military leaders believe that the former army chief should return to Pakistan.
Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif also considers that no obstacles should be placed if the former dictator wants to return to Pakistan.
He said that past events should not be implicated in this affair as he prayed for Musharraf’s healing.