Musharraf’s body reaches Karachi on special plane
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The mortal remains of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf have reached the Karachi airport from United Arab Emirates (UAE)
The body was given Ghusl (ritual washing and shrouding of the deceased ahead of burial) in Sonapur, Dubai, where he breathed his last at the age of 79.
The mortal remains of the ex-army chief departed from Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai and landed at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport at around 9:45 pm.
Along with the body of the deceased, the widow of the ex-army chief and their children were also flown in the special flight, which had the call sign MLM 567.
Aircraft A319 was assigned the task of bringing the last remains of the ex-army chief and the aircraft had been given “special flight” status. The craft is owned by Complex Aviation Malta and is about 14 years old.
Upon arrival, the plane was parked near the old terminal at the airport. The body and the aggrieved family were then taken to their destination from the old terminal under tight security.
It is pertinent to mention here that the former president’s mother was buried in Dubai while his father was laid to rest in Karachi.