ISLAMABAD – Deposed prime minister and leader of ruling PML-N Nawaz Sharif has joined other leaders to mourn Pervez Musharraf, former military ruler and President who passed away after a prolonged illness.
Nawaz, who is living in self-imposed exile, took to social media to express condolences at the death of the country’s former president, who even ousted him from power in 1999 coup.
He quoted a Quranic verse which is commonly recited by Muslims on death, which translates as “Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return”.
إِنَّا ِللَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ#PervezMusharraf
— Nawaz Sharif (@NawazSharifMNS) February 5, 2023
Earlier in the day, Sharif’s younger brother and sitting Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif too condemned Musharraf’s demise. In a social media post, he said “I offer my condolences to the family of General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. May the departed soul rest in peace.”
I offer my condolences to the family of General (rtd) Pervez Musharraf. May the departed soul rest in peace!
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) February 5, 2023
Condolences from leaders, celebrities, and showbiz stars have poured in following the news of the death.
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا سابق صدر جنرل ریٹائرڈ پرویز مشرف کی وفات پر اظہار افسوس
صدر مملکت کا سابق صدر کے ورثاء سے اظہارِ تعزیت
صدر مملکت کی مرحوم صدر کیلئے دعائے مغفرت، ورثاء کیلئے صبر جمیل کی دعا pic.twitter.com/K3uMWBgsf4
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) February 5, 2023
پرویز مشرف انتقال کر گئے، وہ بہت بڑے انسان تھے ان کے دوست چھوٹے ثابت ہوئے ہمیشہ پاکستان فرسٹ ان کی سوچ اور نظریہ تھا، خدا غریق رحمت کرے
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 5, 2023
Gen Pervez Musharraf (May Allah Subhanaho Ta'Allah rest him in peace) had the best opportunity, near ultimate authority, to fix Pakistan's ills. Musharraf missed life-time opportunity to become legend and put Pakistan on path to glory. History to judge further? pic.twitter.com/i0jNQcFf4R
— Kamran Khan (@AajKamranKhan) February 5, 2023
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُون
Just came to know about Gen Pervez Musharraf passing away, condolences to his family & many prayers for Pervez Musharraf sahab's soul. Pakistan has lost one of the finest leaders ever…#PervezMusharraf #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/c1OAvdwb7s
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) February 5, 2023
Rest in peace Sir #PervezMusharraf pic.twitter.com/cdlm7cO7VQ
— Momina Basit (@MominaBasit1) February 5, 2023