Pervez Musharraf died

Pervez Musharraf, the general who ruled Pakistan at war after the 9/11 attacks, has died

It was announced by his relatives in June 2022 that the former Pakistani dictator, Pervez Musharraf, had been struggling with amyloidosis, an incurable condition where abnormal proteins gather in the organs. Despite being hospitalized for weeks, he passed away in Dubai at the age of 79 due to a prolonged illness.

The Pakistani army expressed their deep condolences on the passing of General Pervez Musharraf in a statement released on Sunday. The senior military commanders paid their respects to the former dictator in the brief announcement made by the army press service.

“May Allah bless the soul of the deceased and give strength to the bereaved family,” the statement said.

The four-star general died on Sunday morning in a Dubai hospital, according to local media and a senior security official who spoke to the GLM news agency.

“I can confirm that the late general breathed his last from him in Dubai this morning. He is no longer there, ”said the official, who asked that his name not be revealed.

Musharraf’s family announced in June 2022 that he had been hospitalized for weeks and suffered from amyloidosis, an incurable disease in which proteins accumulate in the body’s organs.

“He is going through a difficult phase in which recovery is not possible and the organs fail,” the family said. They later said he needed access to the drug daratumumab, which is used to treat multiple myeloma.

Pervez Musharraf led a 1999 coup against Nawaz Sharif, who wanted to oust him after appointing him head of the army a year earlier over higher-ranking officers.

Musharraf officially became President of Pakistan on June 20, 2001 until his resignation on August 18, 2018.
Musharraf won a five-year term as president in a 2002 referendum, but reneged on his promises to step down as army chief at the end of 2007.
In December 2007, following the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and the crushing defeats suffered by his allies in the 2008 elections, Musharraf was completely isolated and forced to resign.

Musharraf’s plan to return to power in 2013 was cut short when he was disqualified from running in an election won by Nawaz Sharif, the man he ousted in 1999.
In 2016 Musharraf traveled to Dubai for medical treatment.

Three years later, he was sentenced to death in absentia for treason for having decreed a state of emergency in 2007.

However, a court later overturned the sentence.

He also led Pakistan to reluctantly assist in the US war in Afghanistan against the Taliban.

“I have faced and defied death several times in the past because fate has always smiled on me,” Musharraf once wrote. “I just pray he has more than the cat’s legendary nine lives.”


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