The body of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who passed away in Dubai a day earlier, will be repatriated to Pakistan today (Monday).
Musharraf, who left Pakistan for medical treatment in 2016 when the travel ban was removed, passed away on Sunday in Dubai at the age of 79. Senior authorities, who requested anonymity, said his remains will be returned on Monday and a burial was planned for later that day.
When the 9/11 attacks on the United States occurred, Musharraf, who had seized power in a 1999 bloodless coup, was serving as Pakistan’s army leader, chief executive, and president.
The general was accused of severe rights abuses, including collecting up opponents throughout his nearly nine-year leadership, twice suspending the constitution, and of rigging a referendum to strengthen his position of power.