UAE leaders pay tribute to Pakistan's ex-president Musharraf


President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has lead the UAE tributes for Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf, who died following a prolonged illness at a hospital in Dubai.

Sheikh Mohamed sent his condolences via cable to Pakistan's present President Arif Alvi.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also dispatched similar cable of condolences to President Alvi.

Musharraf, Pakistan's former President, was pushed from power in 2008.

"I can confirm that he passed away this morning," Shazia Siraj, spokesperson for Pakistan's consulate in Dubai and embassy in Abu Dhabi, told Reuters.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, President Arif Alvi and the chiefs of Pakistan's army, navy and air force each expressed condolences on his death.

A special flight will be made to Dubai on Monday to bring Musharraf's body back to Pakistan for burial, local TV channel Geo News reported.

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