Former President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, passed away at the age of 79 after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Dubai.
Musharraf, the president of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008, who had been suffering from rare disease amyloidosis, took his last breath at a private hospital. He was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease Amyloidosis in 2018 in the UAE. He had been admitted to the American Hospital, Dubai. He was a four star general who ruled Pakistan for nearly a decade after seizing power in a bloodless coup in the year 1999.
General Pervez Musharraf, enjoyed strong support for many years, his greatest threat al Qaeda and other militant Islamists who tried to kill him at least 3 times.
General Pervez Musharraf was born in New Delhi in 1943. He was only four years old when his family moved to Pakistan in 1947. His father served in foreign ministry, while his mother was a teacher .
Pervez Musharraf joined the army when he was 18 and went on to lead an elite commando unit before rising to become its chief. He took power by ousting the then prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who had tried to sack him for green lighting an operation to invade the Indian held areas of Kashmir.