The military’s spokesperson said Tuesday the leadership believes former army chief Pervez Musharraf should return to Pakistan in light of the ex-president’s illness.
The final call for the return of the ex-president to Pakistan — who resides in the United Arab Emirates — would be made by his family, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said during an interview on a private television channel.
“We have contacted his family. Once his family responds, we can make the required arrangements,” the military’s spokesperson said as he prayed for Musharraf’s speedy recovery.
Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif also said last week he believed that no hurdles should be placed if the former dictator wanted to come back to Pakistan.
Musharraf, 78, is critically ill these days as he is suffering from a condition called amyloidosis, his office said Friday.
Last week, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) — the political party established by Musharraf — said that he was taken back to his residence after three weeks of being admitted to the hospital, refuting the news of his death or him being on a ventilator.
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