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Former military dictator Musharraf passes away in Dubai

DUBAI/ISLAMABAD: Former military Retired ruler General Pervez Musharraf dies in Dubai after a long illness, reports citing members of his family Sunday said.

The reports indicate former army commander, aged 79, died of amyloidosis, a disease caused ascending of a protein called amyloid in bodies, leading to organ dysfunction.

He spent his final months in hospital in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Musharraf, who seized power in bloodless coup in 1999 and then served as president until 2008, left Pakistan in 2016 in middle of treason trial, for for health reasons, which, according to his lawyers, prevented him from being brought to trial.

Since then, he has spent most of of its time in voluntary exile in United Kingdom and the Middle East.

However, in July of last yearMusharraf expressed his desire to return to Pakistan and spend remainder of there is his life. military expressed support for this wish but it could not be realized due to political opposition to his policies during his time in government.

Army Commander General Pervez Musharraf says on state television in front of picture of founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, 13 October 1999 government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was overthrown. in coup a day earlier and Musharraf said the army had moved in save the deteriorating situation. (Photo by Reuters TV via Alami)

He tried to return to power in March 2013, challenging general elections, but were unsuccessful. Litigation in 2014 for treason against it was started, but after three years he was allowed to leave the country, in A move this was widely seen as a capitulation by government of Nawaz Sharif in military institution.

In December 2019, Musharraf was sentenced to death in in absentia special court for suspend the constitution and introduce the state of emergency in November 2007

However, the following month, the Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended the sentence, ruling that the formation of so-called special the trial to punish Musharraf was unconstitutional.


second of three brothers, Musharraf was born into a middle-class Muslim family. family in India in August 1943 His family moved to the newly created state of Pakistan in 1947

He spent seven years in Turkey, during his civil servant father’s post to Ankara. In 1956 family settled in Karachi.

Admission to Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in 1961, enthusiastic sportsman first saw the action in 1965 war against India and was decorated for gallantry. He had to survive the fall of Dhaka in war of 1971 and served for seven years in A special commando service group.

Promoted in rank of general and appointed commander of the army in October 1998 Musharraf captured power since then-prime minister Sharif in 1999 He first led the country as chief executive, and then won five-year presidential term in referendum 2002 critics the claim was falsified.

One of President George W. Bush’s Most Important Non-NATO Allies in Washington war on terrorism, supporters portrayed Musharraf as a strong leader who can save Pakistan’s moderate Muslim majority from violent religious extremism.

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