Former President and Chief General (retd) Pervez Musharraf passed away in Dubai at the age of 79.
The former President was under the treatment for amyloidosis at American Hospital Dubai.
Amyloidosis is a condition that is caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein in organs and tissues that prevents them from working properly.
Pakistan Army Military Media Wing ISPR expressed heartfelt condolences over the death of the former army chief. “May Allah bless the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family”.
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani also expressed deep sorrow over the former president’s death.
PTI leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry said Musharraf was a “great person” whose ideology was to always keep Pakistan first.
Pervez Musharraf was Born on 11 August 1943, in Delhi, British India after Independence his family moved to Karachi in 1947. Pervez Musharraf got his commission from the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul on 19th April 1961. He joined the Pakistan Army in 1964 and was a graduate of the Army Staff and Command College, Quetta.
Musharraf took over charge as the chief of army staff (COAS) in 1998. A year later on 12 October 1999, Gen (retd) Musharraf take over the Power and become the President of Pakistan after prime minister Nawaz Sharif tried to dismiss him as army chief.
The Former Military ruler served as the president of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008. Musharraf resigned as the president on 18th August 2008 after a movement led by the political parties.
Gen Musharraf was sentenced to death by a special court on 17th December 2019, under Article 6 of the Constitution. A case of high treason was filed against him during Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) tenure.
Gen Musharraf was present in the court on 31st March 2016, when he was indicted on the charges of suspending the Constitution.
In March 2016 he flew out of Dubai due to his illness and did not return to Pakistan after leaving the country.