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Lots of attend funeral of Pakistan’s ex-President Musharraf




KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf was buried Tuesday in his household’s hometown, the southern port metropolis of Karachi, a day after a particular airplane transported his physique from the United Arab Emirates the place he died on the weekend.

About 2,500 mourners — together with Musharraf’s household and kin, senior politicians and retired and serving army officers — attended the funeral at a army cemetery inside a high-security space in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province.

Musharraf, who died at age 79, seized energy in a cold coup in 1999 by ousting the elected authorities of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whose youthful brother Shahbaz Sharif is now the nation’s prime minister.

Amir Muqam, a senior chief from Sharif’s social gathering, attended the funeral. Musharraf’s coffin was draped within the nationwide flag in an indication of respect, although the ceremony was not a state funeral.

Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers Committee, and former military chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, additionally attended.

“Gen. Pervez Musharraf at all times put the pursuits of Pakistan first, and he even put his life in danger by waging a warfare towards militancy,” Moinuddin Haider, a retired military common, advised reporters.

A number of politicians and authorities officers additionally paid glowing tributes to Musharraf.

Throughout his tenure as president, Musharraf made Pakistan a key ally of Washington within the warfare on terror after the Sept. 11, 2001 assaults in america. That angered Pakistani and overseas militants who no less than twice tried to assassinate him within the metropolis of Rawalpindi in 2003, however he escaped unharmed.

Musharraf misplaced his grip on energy in 2008 when the social gathering of former president Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Folks’s Celebration, defeated his longtime political allies in parliamentary elections. Zardari later pressured him to resign. The brand new authorities instigated a treason case towards Musharraf — however allowed him to depart the nation on bail to journey to Dubai within the UAE in 2016 for medical therapy whereas the proceedings had been underway.

Musharraf remained in Dubai after being sentenced to dying for treason at residence in 2019, though the dying penalty was later overturned by one other courtroom.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Sharif’s authorities final 12 months mentioned Musharraf wouldn’t be arrested if his household needed to deliver him again residence. However Musharraf’s docs and his household mentioned ample medical therapy for him was unavailable in Pakistan.

Related Press author Munir Ahmed in Islamabad contributed to this report.



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