Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf passed away at a hospital in Dubai on Sunday, February 5th, after a prolonged illness. He breathed his last at the American hospital in Dubai after a prolonged illness.
He was 79 years old. Military sources confirmed his death to Al Jazeera. Musharraf who was in Dubai since March 2016 was undergoing treatment for amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a rare type of illness occurs when an abnormal protein called amyloid builds up in organs and interferes with their normal function.
As per the family’s last statement, Musharraf was going through a ‘Difficult stage where his recovery was not possible, and organs were malfunctioning.’ His family is reportedly meeting to discuss whether his body will be brought back to Pakistan.
The military’s media wing released a brief statement expressing their “heartfelt condolences” on the demise of the former military ruler.
Musharraf was born on August 11, 1943, in Delhi and completed his early education at St Patrick’s High School in Karachi. He later pursued higher education at Forman Christian College in Lahore. His mixed legacy will be the consequences of his time in power.
Former Pakistani ruler General Pervez Musharraf was charged with high treason for his 2007 imposition of emergency rule. The special court found him guilty and sentenced him to death in absentia. The court said he had committed treason and violated the constitution. The Pakistani Army had expressed its anguish about the decision. The treason trial against Musharraf began in 2014 and was still pending.
Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008 was declared a fugitive in the Benazir Bhutto murder case and Red Mosque cleric killing case.
Musharraf the former president of Pakistan, who was the army chief came to power in Pakistan after a coup in 1999. He overthrew the Nawaz Sharif Government. Musharraf was known as the architect of the Kargil was in which Pakistan lost to India.