Afridi, who has inclination towards Tableeghi Jamaat and has a good image countrywide, move has sparked a row criticism from his fans on social media.
But number of people are also favouring his move, who sees former president a good person for the country.
Former dictator, who is facing violation of the constitution in a special court, has been in Karachi for last few weeks for the treatment. Earlier he was confined at his farm house in suburbs of the capital city of Islamabad.
He had sought permission from the Interior Ministry and the court to leave for United Arab Emirates where his mother was ill; however, due to legal concerns, he was not granted with the permission.