Close aides of ailing former dictator Pervez Musharraf have said that his family is waiting on approval from his doctors before he is flown back to Pakistan, after the federal government decided to let him return.
According to a report by The Express Tribune, the family of the former president has been told that all required legal arrangements for his return will be made once he makes the final decision on whether or not he wishes to return.
However, his return is subject to the medical opinion of his doctors, who must approve on him being able to travel from Dubai to Pakistan on an air ambulance. Sources close to Musharraf say that his doctors have been consulted, and medical opinion has been sought.
The family of the ex-army chief is also taking into consideration whether he will be able to get the appropriate medical care and treatment in Pakistan.
Sources have said that if he gets the green signal from his medical advisors, it is likely that all legal barriers preventing his entry to Pakistan will be removed.
They revealed that the first choice for the former president is Islamabad, followed by Karachi as a secondary option.
The 79-year-old former military ruler is suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body, according to his family.
The build-up of amyloid proteins (deposits) can make it difficult for the organs and tissues to work properly. His family has said that recovery was no longer possible at this stage.