Ex-President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf passes away at age 79.
General Pervez Musharraf, the former leader of Pakistan who led a coup in 1999, passed away at the age of 79.
According to a statement from the nation’s army, the former leader, who served as president from 2001 and 2008, passed away in Dubai following a protracted illness.
He was on the front lines of the conflict between militant Islamists and the West after surviving multiple murder attempts.
After 9/11 he backed the US war on terror in spite of home resistance.
He lost the election in 2008, and six months later he departed the country.
He tried to run for office again in 2013 but was arrested and prevented from doing so.
India and Musharraf’s love-hate relationship
On Sunday morning, Musharraf passed away in a hospital. His family requested that his remains be returned to Pakistan via special flight from the United Arab Emirates, according to local TV station Geo News.
In the statement, the Pakistani military offered their condolences and prayed for strength for the grieving family. May Allah bless the soul of the deceased, they said.
Arif Alvi, the president of Pakistan, prayed for the deceased person’s ultimate peace and the strength of the bereaved family to endure this loss.
Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan and the military chiefs of that nation also sent their sympathies.
Extremes characterised Musharraf’s rule. Some people gave him credit for reversing the nation’s economic fortunes while he was in power.
After losing office, he became involved in a variety of legal disputes, including charges that he failed to give former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto with proper security after her killing by the Taliban in 2007 horrified Pakistan and the entire world.