Ailing former military dictator Pervez Musharraf, who has been living in Dubai since 2016, has expressed the desire to return to his homeland as soon as possible — to live ‘the remainder of his days’ in Pakistan.
Former minister of inter provincial coordination Dr Muhammad Amjad, who is also a close aide of the former president, has revealed that Musharraf wants to come back to Pakistan, and that his associates are in contact with ‘powerful quarters’ regarding his return, according to The Express Tribune.
Dr Ajmad also appealed to Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to take action regarding the safe return of Musharraf. He added that the former military dictator had played a vital role in the development of Pakistan, and therefore had earned the right to spend his final days in his country.
It was reported On Monday that an Air Ambulance had been arranged for Musharraf’s return, as per a tweet by journalist Kamran Shahid, who added that the Pakistan Army stood with the former president.
Previously on Saturday Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said in a tweet that Pervez Musharraf should be allowed to spend his final days at home ‘with dignity’, adding that he should be permitted to return to the country without any ‘obstacles’.
جنرل مشرف کی خراب صحت کے پیش نظر انکو وطن واپس آنے میں کوئی رکاوٹ نہیں ھونا چاہیے. ماضی کے واقعات کواس سلسلے میں مانع نہیں ھونے دینا چاہیے .اللہ انکو صحت دے اور وہ عمر کے اس حصہ میں وقار کیساتھ اپنا وقت گزار سکیں..
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) June 11, 2022
Khawaja Asif in a tweet said, “In view of General Musharraf’s ill health, there should be no obstacle for him to return home,” adding that past events should not be allowed to interfere in this regard.
A day before that, Musharraf’s family took to his social media to clarify that he had not been placed on ventilator, as some rumors had been suggesting.
Message from Family:
He is not on the ventilator. Has been hospitalized for the last 3 weeks due to a complication of his ailment (Amyloidosis). Going through a difficult stage where recovery is not possible and organs are malfunctioning. Pray for ease in his daily living. pic.twitter.com/xuFIdhFOnc
— Pervez Musharraf (@P_Musharraf) June 10, 2022
Musharraf’s family first broke news of his illness in 2018, when they announced that he was suffering from a rare disease called amyloidosis.
The party’s Overseas President Afzaal Siddiqui had said that Musharraf’s condition had “weakened his nervous system”. At the time he was being treated in London.
Return of the Traitor. Kargil ka Kaarigar. How can he expect to be forgiven for his callousness master minding hare brained schemes that spectacularly back fired.