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Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan President, passes away after prolonged illness in Dubai

NEW DELHI: Former President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf passed away due to a prolonged illness in Dubai on Sunday, Pakistan’s Geo News reported. He was 79.
He had been undergoing treatment for an ailment ‘Amyloidosis’ at American Hospital in Dubai.
As per reports, the former president had been hospitalised for a couple of weeks due to a complication of his ailment and died after succumbing to it.
Musharraf had been been living in Dubai since 2016. The former president has been in UAE for the last eight years getting medical treatment.
He was the tenth president of the South Asian nation after the successful military coup in 1999. He had served as the 10th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan (CJCSC) from 1998 to 2001 and the 7th top general from 1998 to 2007.
Earlier, Musharraf expressed his desire to spend the “rest of his life” in his home country, local media reported.
He joined the Pakistan Army in 1964 and was a graduate of the Army Staff and Command College, Quetta.
Born on August 11, 1943, in Delhi (British India), Musharraf had completed his early education at St Patrick’s High School in Karachi.
He pursued higher education at Forman Christian College in Lahore.
(With inputs from agencies)

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