Pakistan’s Former President Pervez Musharraf Dies After Prolonged Illness


There has been no official communication. On whether his body will be brought back to Pakistan. Although his family has been trying to bring him back since last year.
New Delhi: After a long battle with serious illness. Pakistan’s former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf died. Today at the American Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. After spending years in self-imposed exile. He was 79.
There has been no official communication. On whether his body will be brought back to Pakistan. Although his family has been trying to bring him back since last year.

Pakistan's Former President Pervez Musharraf Dies After Prolonged Illness

A disease called amyloidosis caused Mr Musharraf’s limbs to fail. The disease affects connective tissues and organs, preventing normal functioning. It is a rare disease that causes an abnormal protein called amyloid to build up in organs. And tissues throughout the body.

Facing charges back home for the 2007 assassination. Of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Mr Musharraf has lived in Dubai for the past eight years. He had earlier expressed his desire to spend the “rest of his life” in his home country. And wanted to return to Pakistan as soon as possible.

The former president was the tenth president of Pakistan. After a successful bloodless military coup in 1999. He served as Pakistan’s 10th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC). From 1998 to 2001 and 7th Top General from 1998 to 2007.

He was known as the architect of the Kargil War, who ordered his troops to enter India to cut off Leh from Srinagar.

In the ensuing battle in the summer of 1999, Pakistani troops, whose presence he denied. Perished in the high mountains of Kargil. It was a disastrous military failure for Mr. Musharraf, who pushed. Through the plan while keeping his prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, largely in the dark.

Almost unbelievably, two years after Kargil, Mr. Musharraf emerged stronger than ever.

Nawaz Sharif, who tried to prevent Mr Musharraf from returning to the country while. He was on an official visit to Sri Lanka, was arrested, jailed and later exiled.

With the support of his army and in a bloodless coup. Mr. Musharraf installed himself as president of Pakistan in 1999.

The start and stop of Pakistan’s democratic process will stop for the next 7 years. Pervez Musharraf came to India in July 2001 as President.

Born in New Delhi in 1943, Mr. Musharraf was four years old. When his parents joined the mass exodus of Muslims to the newly-created Pakistan. His father worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. While his mother was a teacher and the family adhered to a moderate, tolerant brand of Islam.

He joined the army at the age of 18 and led an elite commando unit before becoming its chief. He took power by ousting then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Who tried to fire him for green-lighting a campaign to invade Kashmir. Bringing Pakistan and India to the brink of war.

On March 9, 2007, Mr. Musharraf unconstitutionally. Dismissed the then Chief Justice of Pakistan. Iftikhar Muhammad Chowdhury, which weakened the military ruler and triggered widespread political protests.

After elections the following year. He was pressured by political parties to give up the presidency in August 2008. In November of that year, after the 26/11 attacks, India-Pakistan relations deteriorated.

In December 2019, a special court in Pakistan. Sentenced General Pervez Musharraf to death in absentia. For suspending Pakistan’s constitution in 2007. A symbolic order since Dubai does not have an extradition treaty with Pakistan.

Mr Musharraf challenged the order and in January 2020. The Lahore High Court overturned the death sentence. And held the earlier trial unconstitutional.

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