Dubai: Pakistani government allows sick Musharraf to return home, family say – News

Former president and army chief suffers from multiple organ failure and is hospitalized in the United Arab Emirates



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Published: Sun 19 Jun 2022, 11:12 PM

Last update: Sun Jun 19 2022, 11:13 PM

Pakistan’s former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf may have been allowed to return home by the government.

In a statement on Sunday, Musharraf’s family said that “communications have been received from official and unofficial channels which [Pervez Musharraf’s] the return home will be facilitated. We sincerely appreciate these overtures as Pakistan is our home.”

However, if the former president travels to Pakistan, the family faces significant medical, legal and security issues. The treatment he receives in Dubai might not be possible in Pakistan.

In a statement on Twitter, his family said, “Uninterrupted supply and administration of the investigational drug Daratumumab is needed alongside the associated amyloidosis treatment which is currently not available in Pakistan.”

The family on June 10 said the 78-year-old was unlikely to recover from multiple organ failures and had been hospitalized at the US Hospital for four weeks due to a complication of his illness (amyloidosis).

The family confirmed that he was going through a difficult stage where healing was not possible and organs were malfunctioning.

The former four-star general, who seized power in a coup 23 years ago and ruled for nine years, left Pakistan in 2016, where he was facing multiple court cases related to his period of reign.

The Pakistani army had also said last week that the former army chief should be allowed to return to the country.

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