Ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s body brought to Pakistan

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“Our missions in UAE are in contact with the family and are facilitating the transportation of the mortal remains,” ministry officials told Al Jazeera on Monday.

Musharraf, 79, died after a prolonged illness on Sunday at a hospital in Dubai, where he had been living since 2016. He suffered from amyloidosis, a rare disease that causes organ damage.

Musharraf took power in Pakistan in October 1999 in a bloodless coup, overthrowing then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Only a year before, Sharif had chosen Musharraf to be the head of Pakistan’s powerful military.

Musharraf suspended Pakistan’s constitution twice and was accused of rigging a referendum and carrying out human rights abuses during his rule. He was also criticised at home for being an ally of the United States after its invasion of Afghanistan.




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