Sick Musharraf returns to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (PAKISTAN): Former Pakistan military leader Pervez Musharraf, who has been hospitalized for the past three weeks due to health-related complications, will return home from self-imposed exile, the Voice of America (VOA) reported.
However, the exact date of his arrival in Pakistan was not immediately disclosed.
Officials in Pakistan are making arrangements to allow the return of the 79-year-old former general, senior government sources, VOA told.
An air ambulance will return Musharraf from a hospital in Dubai, with permission from his family and doctors, the report said.
Musharraf had lived in the UAE since 2016 when he was granted bail abroad for medical treatment. At the time, he was tried in Pakistan on a charge of treason, which was later quashed by a Supreme Court ruling.
Last week, media reports began to circulate about Musharraf’s deteriorating health.
On Twitter, Musharaf’s family refuted reports that he is on a ventilator, saying he is going through a difficult phase of recovery because his organs are not working properly.
“He is not on a ventilator. He has been hospitalized for the past 3 weeks due to a complication of his condition (amyloidosis). Going through a difficult phase where recovery is not possible and organs are not working properly. Pray for ease in his daily life,” his family said in a Twitter post.
The food Musharraf is called amyloidosis. It is a rare form of condition caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body.
The buildup of amyloid proteins (deposits) can make it difficult for the organs and tissues to work properly. Without treatment, it can lead to organ failure, according to the National Health Service, UK. Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said the general should face “no hindrance” from returning home due to his ill health.
“Past events should not be a hindrance. May Allah help him recover so that he can spend his remaining life with dignity,” Asif tweeted on Saturday.
Musharaf seized power in a bloodless military coup in 1999 that overthrew the then-elected government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He later proclaimed himself president and ruled Pakistan until his political allies lost the 2008 general election, forcing him to resign to avoid impeachment by the new parliament.

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