Ex-General and Pak Prez Pervez Musharraf Is No More!

Sun Feb 05 2023 13:10:38 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf is one such leader who has been staying out of politics after he lost his position as the President. The Ex-Pakistan Chief is said to have passed away. He has been suffering from prolonged illness for some time and he passed away with that on Sunday as per the reports.

Pervez Musharraf has been under treatment for some time due to a rare condition called amyloidosis that impacts the connective tissues. He has been living in Dubai for some time and he breathed his last at a private hospital in the United Arab Emirates city Dubai today. Quoting his family members as saying, a few media outlets announced the news of his passing away.

Pervez Musharraf was born in Delhi before the Pakistan partition during British rule. He was raised in Karachi and Istanbul. He went to the Forman Christian College in Lahore and the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom. He ventured into the Pakistan Army later and rose to the level of General. Four-star General was his rank in Army.

He served as the Second Lieutenant in the Army during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965. Slowly he started seeing promotions in the army and he commanded the Special Services Group. During his stint with the Pakistan Army, he encouraged Pakistani support for the Taliban.

When Nawaz Sharif tried to sack Musharraf as the army's leader, the Pakistan Army changed the power in the nation and created a space where Musharraf was made the President of the nation in 2001. Later Sharif was placed under house arrest.

Pervez Musharraf faced allegations over his involvement in the assassinations of Nawab Akbar Bugti and Benazir Bhutto. With this, he was announced disqualified by the courts in contesting the elections. Since 2017, the former President of Pakistan was absconding. Now he passed away from a prolonged illness.