Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Passes Away at 79 in Dubai

Former Pakistan President and Army Chief Pervez Musharraf has passed away at the age of 79, after suffering from a serious illness for a long time. He died at the American Hospital in Dubai, where he had been residing in self-imposed exile for the past eight years. There has been no official statement regarding the repatriation of his body to Pakistan, although his family had been trying to bring him back home for the past year.

Musharraf was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare disease that affects connective tissues and organs, causing them to malfunction. The disease is caused by the buildup of an abnormal protein called amyloid in the organs and tissues of the body.

Facing charges for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Musharraf was unable to return to Pakistan. Despite this, he had expressed his desire to spend the rest of his life in his home country and wanted to return as soon as possible.

Musharraf served as the 10th President of Pakistan, taking power through a successful bloodless military coup in 1999. He was also the 10th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the 7th top general of Pakistan.

He is famously known as the architect of the Kargil War, a conflict in which Pakistani soldiers were sent into India to cut off Leh from Srinagar. The war resulted in a catastrophic military failure for Musharraf, who had pushed forward with the plan without informing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Despite this setback, Musharraf emerged stronger two years later, leading to the arrest, jailing, and eventual exile of Nawaz Sharif, who tried to prevent Musharraf's return to the country while he was on an official tour of Sri Lanka.

In conclusion, Musharraf's passing marks the end of a controversial chapter in Pakistan's history. His legacy, marked by both successes and failures, serves as a reminder of the complex nature of leadership and the challenges faced by those in high office.



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