The body of former Karachi corps commander, Lieutenant General (retd) Muzaffar Ali Usmani, was found in a vehicle in the port city’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area, said police. Usmani’s body was found in a vehicle parked on DHA’s Kheyaban-e-Sehr. He was 80. Officials transferred the body to PNS Shifa, where it was identified. According to preliminary medical reports, the former corps commander suffered a heart attack while driving. The late general was born in the Muradabad area of India in 1944. His family migrated to Pakistan in 1947.He was commissioned in the Pakistan Army in 1966. During his service, he held various command and staff appointments and also commanded a corps-sized formation in Bahawalpur. He was instrumental in overthrowing Nawaz Sharif’s government on October 12, 1999, when the then-army chief General Pervez Musharraf’s aircraft was not allowed to land in Karachi and was ordered to land in Nawabshah. Lt-Gen(r) Usmani took control of Karachi Airport and allowed the former army chief’s aircraft to land. In 2001, Usmani was appointed as deputy chief of the army staff by Musharraf, however, due to growing differences between the two, Musharraf removed him from the position. Lt-Gen(r) Usmani retired from Pakistan Army in 2002.